The latest article added to the AAHKS patient education library covers same-day surgery. Patients can learn whether they may or may not be a good candidate, the advantages and what to expect before, during and after surgery. “For select patients total joint replacement can be safely performed on an outpatient basis; however, not all patients are good candidates. Further scientific research is needed to better understand who will benefit from this the most and what kind of rehabilitation will be most effective. Thus far, most research studies have shown that outpatient joint replacement is safe for the right person with no difference in complications or readmission rates as compared to surgery with a traditional hospital stay,” according to the article. Read and share with your patients.

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