OUTPATIENT Joint Replacement AT NPSC
As the premier provider of orthopedic care in Central Pennsylvania, North Pointe Surgery Center (NPSC) is proud to be the first in the region to offer Outpatient (Same-Day) Joint Replacement Surgery. Patients stand, walk, and return home the same day as surgery!
The goal of an outpatient joint replacement is to provide our patients with better outcomes as inpatient surgery while also reducing costs, increasing patient comfort, and avoiding risks associated with a hospital stay. Traditionally performed as inpatient procedures, total hip and knee replacements, can now be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to go home just hours after surgery. You may be a candidate for same-day joint replacement surgery if you are active and in good health, with no major medical conditions. If you have a strong support system at home, with family or friends who are willing to assist in your recovery and are committed to your physical therapy care plan and doing what it takes to recover at home.
What is Outpatient Joint Replacement?
The number of joint replacement surgeries performed in outpatient facilities has greatly increased over the last few years and continues to grow. It is safe and cost-effective for appropriately selected patients. All outpatient joint replacement surgeries performed take place at North Pointe Surgery Center.
You may be a candidate for outpatient joint replacement surgery if:
- You are active and in good health, with no major medical conditions (heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, etc.).
- You have a strong support system at home, with family or friends who are willing to assist in your recovery.
- You are committed to your physical therapy care plan and doing what it takes to recover at home.
Our board-certified joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Christopher Cooke, Dr. Rodney Brenneman, and Dr. Gregory Tocks are trained in the latest outpatient joint replacement techniques to help you return to your active lifestyle sooner. To see if a joint replacement is the right option for you, call (717) 735-6650 to schedule an appointment.
Benefits of the minimally invasive outpatient hip and knee replacement include:
- Ability to recover in the comfort of your own home, thereby eliminating the risk of hospital-acquired infections
- Smaller incisions, which results in:
- Less pain and swelling
- Decreased scarring
- Faster recovery
- Minimal blood loss during surgery and fewer complications
- Less damage to surrounding tissues
- Increased range of motion after surgery
Once you and your surgeon decide to move forward with surgery, you must complete the following for North Pointe Surgery Center:
Meet your Nurse Navigator
A caring, and knowledgeable nurse is here for you every step of the way through your joint replacement.
Outpatient Joint Replacement Class
One-on-one educational class to help you understand your joint replacement journey - preparing for surgery, arriving on the day of surgery, and what your discharge plans are for your recovery.
Pre-operative Physical Therapy Consultation
Pre-habilitation is a series of exercises you will do before your surgery. There are many benefits to committing to this plan. “Pre-hab” will help prepare you mentally and physically for your surgery.
Recovery at Home
After the surgery is behind you, it is time to focus on your recovery and physical therapy plan.
Thanks to the high standards of pre-operative and post-operative care at NPSC, we create a comfortable environment where you can recover from surgery. The Orthopedic team at NPSC is here with you each step of the way. Together, we’ll help you through the recovery process and get you back to your active lifestyle.