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As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience with world-class care, from helping you recover from an injury to giving you the long-term solutions you need to conquer arthritis.

Through that dedication, our specialty-trained joint replacement team is proud to offer the latest treatment options for chronic joint pain, including robotic-assisted knee and hip replacement and outpatient joint replacement, or same-day joint replacement surgery.

What is a same-day joint replacement procedure?

Known as arthroplasty, total joint replacement is a long-term treatment for patients with severe or degenerative joint damage. During a joint replacement procedure, a specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon removes damaged portions of a joint. The surgeon then places and secures a new joint made of specialized metal or plastic structures. Traditionally, knee and hip replacement procedures are performed in a hospital and require an overnight stay for postsurgical recovery.

For eligible patients, a joint replacement performed as a same-day, outpatient surgery allows the patient to recover at home rather than at the hospital.

Am I a good candidate for a same-day joint replacement?

Many patients are eligible for outpatient joint procedures, especially those in good health or certain patients with highly stabilized medical conditions. Your surgeon will determine your individual eligibility based on your overall health factors and unique needs.

Patient selection for same-day joint replacement typically includes motivated patients with the following:

  • “Coach” or loved one is available on the day of surgery and can provide support at home for the first few days
  • The patient is motivated and agrees to short stay joint replacement experience
  • The patient is overly healthy and independent with daily activities
  • The planned procedure is a primary unilateral knee or hip replacement

What can I expect from a joint replacement surgery with Heartland Orthopedic Specialists?

Performed at the state-of-the-art Alomere Health Joint Replacement Center, same-day total joint procedures are part of a comprehensive, customized care and recovery plan developed by our world-class total joint care specialists.

Before, during, and after your surgery, you will be supported by our experts every step of the way. You will be given a Joint Replacement Guidebook along with a convenient, complete program of tests, appointments, a preoperative hip or knee replacement class, and physical therapy. This allows our team to reduce complications and ensure you have the safest recovery and best possible results.

What is different about a same-day replacement with Heartland Orthopedic Specialists?

Unlike a traditional total joint surgery with a hospital stay, outpatient surgery allows for same-day discharge. This means that within hours of your surgery, you will be thoroughly assessed by our specialty-trained care team. Then, you will be released to your designated care support person, or "coach," so you can leave the surgery center and finish recovering at home.

With same-day total joint replacement surgery through Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, you can enjoy:

  • A safe, easy surgical experience with dedicated professionals assisting you through your whole care journey
  • The comfort and convenience of your own home
  • A rapid recovery due to advanced techniques and protocols
  • A team of specialized, licensed physical therapists to ensure an excellent rehabilitation

Why choose Heartland Orthopedic Specialists?

Our expert reconstructive joint surgeons at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists have completed rigorous training and specialized educational programs focused exclusively on joint replacement procedures. Having mastered highly advanced techniques and accumulated a wealth of combined experience, our surgeons have the knowledge, proficiency, and skill to effectively treat joint pain so you can get back to an active lifestyle.

Whatever joint condition is affecting your lifestyle, our same-day joint replacement specialists are compassionate, talented, and highly skilled in developing customized treatment plans to accommodate each patient’s individual needs.

To consult with a Heartland Orthopedic Specialists joint replacement surgeon to see if you are a candidate for same-day joint replacement, please request an appointment online or call (800) 762-1177.