Do you require joint surgery, but you balk at the idea of spending several days in a hospital? If so, consider outpatient joint replacement with Riverview Surgical Center, located in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Riverview Surgical Center will use state-of-the-art technology to perform outpatient joint replacements that can get you home sooner and avoid an expensive stay in the hospital. For more information, call Riverview Surgical Center today.
Outpatient joint replacement is the newest iteration of joint replacement surgery. When you go in for outpatient joint replacement, you have surgery early in the morning, receive a pain-blocking shot before lunchtime, and start physical therapy in the afternoon. You then can recover in extended stay rooms along the river and if needed will then stay a night or two in a comfort suite at the neighboring hotel.
Outpatient joint replacement offers eligible patients a number of attractive advantages, including:
At the hospital, you face potentially daily exposure to sick people. So, it’s much easier to pick up an infection there, either at your surgery site or elsewhere, when you spend more time in the hospital.
Surgeons typically control pain after inpatient operations using regular doses of IV pain killers. In contrast, after outpatient joint replacement, you have other options to help control pain and get you up and moving sooner.
Your home is familiar, comfortable, and free from the constant chaos of staff, patients, and visitors talking and walking around. The ease and comfort of hotel accommodations and then home makes recovery much more pleasant.
When you have outpatient surgery, your physical therapy team starts working with you the same day or shortly after you get home. Their approach is more aggressive and comprehensive, and in the end, gets you back on your feet more quickly.
Having joint replacement surgery can be a very stressful experience, but there are ways you can prepare.
Planning ahead for your joint replacement surgery can improve the success of your surgery and help you recover faster. Be sure to ask questions and address any fears or anxieties you may have.
Here are some steps to follow to prepare for your surgery:
It is important for you to play an active role in your recovery after surgery. Be sure to ask for help and let your nurse know how you are doing. If there is anything you do not understand, ask questions.
You can qualify to receive post-surgery care through the hotel recovery plan. If you qualify, you will be taken to a suite at the adjacent Marriott hotel following a short post-operative recovery period in a Riverview Surgical Center extended stay suite.
Their nursing staff will be onsite during your stay at the hotel, and you begin your physical therapy and rehabilitation program there. The people supporting you at home are also required to stay with you at the hotel and learn their roles so they can assist in your recovery.
Prior to surgery, you will meet with a physical therapist to show you exercises that you will work on pre-operatively, and you will have crutch/walker training. After your surgery, your physical therapist shows you how to move around safely and complete exercises so you can regain your strength and mobility.
Some goals of physical therapy include:
Your level of independence varies after surgery and depends on your discharge instructions. Depending on your recovery, you have three discharge options. In addition, insurance plans vary in their coverage, check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.
Complications can occur after your operation, such as infection, stiffness, headache, blood clots, nerve or blood vessel injury and fracture. You can take steps to prevent many of these complications. Watch for and report any symptoms to your doctor.
We will offer various types of total joint replacement surgeries including:
Advantages of the program include:
The location of the hotel is Delta Hotels by Marriott South Sioux City Riverfront at 385 E 4th St, South Sioux City, NE 68776.
Outpatient joint replacement is a great option for otherwise healthy individuals who have a good support system at home. A good support system includes family and/or friends who are:
It’s very important that before surgery, you establish who will be your primary at-home care provider. You should also set up a care schedule, and make sure that your caregivers have an open line of communication with your health care team so that they can keep them up to date.
This program is available for patients who are healthy. Individuals with acute or significant heart disease, insulin-dependent diabetes, uncontrolled sleep apnea or a body mass index (BMI) over 40 may not qualify for the program.
To learn more, contact your orthopedic surgeon at Riverview Surgical Center today.