If you have hip or knee pain due to a degenerative joint condition, like osteoarthritis, a procedure to replace your joint with an implant, or joint replacement, may be the solution you need.
Traditionally, joint replacement is performed as an inpatient procedure that often requires one to two nights recovering in a hospital. This remains the best option for some patients; however, new options exist for select candidates.
Orthopedic surgeons are now able to offer outpatient joint replacement procedures using minimally invasive techniques with smaller incisions and less disruption to healthy joint structures.
At Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center, we are proud to offer patients outpatient joint replacement at the state-of-the-art Black Hills Surgical Hospital. These procedures can provide patients with a number of benefits, including:
- Quicker postoperative recovery time
- Reduced risk of infection
- The ability to leave the same day you have your procedure
- Comfortable, convenient at-home recovery
You and your doctor may consider several other factors when determining whether a joint replacement procedure is the right choice for you. Your age, overall health, and bone density all contribute to whether you’re ready to undergo a joint replacement procedure. Additional factors also play a role in determining if an outpatient procedure is right for you.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for an outpatient joint replacement procedure at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center contact us today by calling (605) 415-4054 or request an appointment online.