Outpatient joint replacement surgery is an option that some individuals can consider as an alternative to more extensive, inpatient procedures. The process is the same – removing arthritic material from the joint and implanting a durable metal or plastic device to mimic the motion of the natural joint – but for certain people, having the procedure performed in an outpatient setting can provide a number of significant advantages.
While outpatient surgery is not always ideal for every individual, those who have no major medical complications and an adequate home setting may benefit from:
- Less time spent in the hospital
- A lower risk of developing a hospital-acquired infection
- Higher patient satisfaction measures
A leading expert in outpatient joint surgery, Dr. Gerald “Trey” Alexander III, M.D., individually evaluates each patient to determine the most promising approach to treatment. In addition to outpatient procedures, Dr. Alexander also performs minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, computer- and robot-assisted hip and knee replacements, and revisions for failed joint operations. Dr. Alexander is fellowship-trained in hip and knee surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgery, the National Physician Alliance, and numerous other professional organizations.
To learn more about outpatient joint replacement surgery or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine today. We welcome patients of all ages, with a wide range of diagnoses.
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