Are you scheduled for a hip replacement? A knee replacement? Good news: both of these procedures are two of the most common and successful orthopedic surgeries. My patients often ask “How soon can I walk after joint replacement surgery?” I tell them that every case is different, but there is a general recovery timeline. In both hip and knee replacement, it is best to get on your feet as soon as possible and start the rehabilitation process.
“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.