Blog and news
Miller Orthopedic Specialists is the only orthopedic group in the Omaha, Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa community conducting outpatient total hip and total knee replacement. Outpatient total hip and total knee replacement are not a new procedure and have been conducted in larger cities for years. This is made possible with recent advancements such as improved anesthesia, less invasive techniques, comprehensive pro-operative programs and protocols for post-surgery home health and rehabilitation. The benefits of outpatient total hip or total knee replacement versus a traditional total hip or total knee replacement are lower cost, less risk of infection, quicker recovery and being able to recover in your own home.
A research study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty in 2015 showed costs for outpatient hip replacement are significantly less an inpatient total hip replacement. Another study indicated no difference in long-term complication rates between patients undergoing outpatient total hip replacement versus inpatient total hip replacement.
Home health care and physical therapy are arranged prior to surgery. A professional arrives at the patient’s home to help access if adjustments need to be made around the house for a comfortable recovery. At home exercises as well as physical therapy sessions continue after the surgery to help retain full range of motion.
Patients who are very motivated to return to activity better than pre-surgery, who can follow post-surgery requirements are in reasonably in good physical condition and have a support system at home are the best candidates for the outpatient surgery option.
To learn if you are an eligible candidate for an outpatient total hip or total knee replacement make an appointment for a consultation with one of our physicians at Miller Orthopedic Specialists.
Recent Blog Posts
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 Don't Live with the Pain of Shin Splints!Mon, 26 Aug 2019 What Exactly is Tennis Elbow?Wed, 17 Jul 2019 Are Robots Taking Over the World?Sun, 07 Jul 2019 Dry Needling Can Help Relieve Your Muscle PainTue, 11 Jun 2019 Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Press release
- Regenerative Medicine Solutions
Recent Press Releases
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 Regenerative Medicine Solutions Press ReleaseFri, 04 Jan 2019 NEW Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Comes to the Area
Request an Appointment
Please fill out the form below to request an appointment.
* Indicates a required field