“How soon can I start driving?” is a common question after having a knee replaced. Most patients can get back behind the wheel between 2-6 weeks after surgery. However, there are a few guidelines we’ll discuss before it’s time to start driving again.
Did you know that robotic knee replacement surgery is not performed by a robot? Instead, it is an invaluable tool used in surgery using a robotic arm to help surgeons do a better job in the OR. The knee is a small space, and removing parts of your body and inserting implants requires accuracy. This robotic arm makes the steadiest of hands and helps produce a new, healthy knee joint.
If a knee replacement is in your near future, I have good news: This can be an outpatient procedure for many patients. Qualified patients can head home soon after a partial or total knee replacement surgery. To determine whether partial or total knee replacement is right for you....
Younger individuals staying active later in life can choose to recover at home with outpatient hip replacements. The benefits of outpatient surgeries are many vs. traditional inpatient surgery. With same-day surgery, you can return to the comfort of your own home, allowing for faster healing, less pain, and less infection risk. You check in to the surgery center in the morning, and you are discharged home on the same day or after one night.
More than 0.8 percent of Americans (roughly 3 million Americans!) live with a hip replacement, with more women than men needing this surgery. Both traditional and minimally invasive hip replacement involves the removal of the damaged hip and the inserting of a prosthesis.