Outpatient Joint Replacement
About Our Outpatient Joint Program
Joint Replacement surgery is used to treat osteoarthritis that reaches severe stages or does not respond to nonsurgical treatment options. The most common Joint Replacement surgeries are Partial and Total Knee Replacements and Hip Replacements.
Historically, Joint Replacement surgery has been performed on an inpatient basis; however, new surgical techniques and advanced training allow the Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Joint Replacement Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates to perform these surgeries on an outpatient procedure. We are the only
At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, we are committed to meeting the orthopaedic needs of our community and providing our patients with the most advanced treatment options for the best possible outcomes. As part of that commitment, we proudly offer same-day total hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery at the Olympia Surgery Center. In a traditional total joint replacement surgery, the patient stays in the hospital for several days before going home. However, in an outpatient total joint replacement, the patient is able to go home just hours after surgery.
Our expertly trained orthopaedic surgeons have extensive experience with these procedures, having performed over 450 outpatient joint replacements in the last 2 1/2 years, and were among the first 5% in the nation and the only providers in the region to offer outpatient joint replacements. Saving patients the cost and some of the average recovery time of a traditional inpatient procedure using cutting-edge technology and techniques, outpatient joint replacements will help you restore your life in motion, faster.
Advantages of outpatient total joint replacements include:
- Outpatient procedures are designed to expedite recovery
- You’ll be able to leave the day of your procedure and immediately start recovering from the comfort of your own home
- Reduce the risk of infection
- Flexible scheduling
- Save on costs with the reduced hospital stay
Our doctors and staff at the Olympia Surgery Center are specialty-trained to ensure the highest possible level of treatment, and they are exclusively dedicated to the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of orthopaedic patients. Additionally, our joint replacement surgeons have completed additional training specifically in joint replacement, and they have the knowledge and skill to help you return to your active lifestyle.
If you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for outpatient joint replacement surgery:
- Severe joint pain that may keep you awake at night
- Joint pain that prevents you from resting or prohibits you from activity
- Joint pain that disrupts necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or walking
To see if an outpatient joint replacement procedure is the right option for you, speak with one of our expert joint replacement surgeons today by calling (360) 709-6230 or schedule an appointment online.
A shorter stay comes with a host of benefits including a lower risk of hospital-acquired infection (like MRSA) and greater comfortability being able to recovery immediately after surgery in your own, comfortable space.
Our Outpatient joint replacement recipients report being more satisfied with the care they’ve received and their overall replacement.
Studies show that blood transfusions are lower, infections can be reduced, and patient groups that have outpatient surgery can recover faster at home.
Are You A Candidate? Find Out.
Patient Education Videos
Outpatient Joint Replacements at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates | Dr. Stephen Snow
How Long is the Recovery After a Knee Replacement? | Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap
Preparing for Your Outpatient Joint Replacement at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
The Advantages of Outpatient Joint Replacement at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
Who is a Candidate for Outpatient Knee Replacement at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates?
Are You Ready To Take The Next Steps?
We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.
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