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Archive Orthopedic Surgery 2020

Same-Day Hips Are a Recipe for Success

Expect case volumes to surge as more total joint procedures move to the outpatient setting.

Steven Dellose

Steven Dellose, MD


STRAIGHTFORWARD APPROACH There are different ways to perform a hip replacement, but what matters most is achieving excellent outcomes.

Hip replacements may be thought of as elective surgery, but not for the patients who need a new joint. After trying to manage their chronic pain with anti-inflammatories, physical therapy or injections, many patients are at their wits' end and desperate for a remedy. With their quality of life suffering, surgery is often the best and only solution. Now it's easier than ever for orthopedic facilities to offer that option.

A same-day total hip replacement seems like a daunting surgery to perform. It can be, but tremendous strides have been made in the quality and efficiency of this life-altering procedure. There's an ever-growing list of outpatient facilities that are performing these surgeries with great success thanks to new techniques and comprehensive patient care.

If you're interested in adding same-day hips ­— or want to ramp up your current caseload — here's how to make it happen.

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