Learn about the dynamic healthcare duo that’s now offering a revolutionary same-day total hip replacement outpatient surgery option.
St. Elizabeth and OrthoCincy’s Dr. Grunkemeyer now offer same day total hip replacement as one of our many outpatient orthopedic surgery options. At the forefront of orthopedics, we provide surgical innovations including same day outpatient joint replacement procedures that offer a faster recovery time.
When you choose the St. Elizabeth Total Joint Center, you receive the most advanced orthopedic care and in some cases you can return to the comfort of your home rather than staying overnight in the hospital following joint replacement surgery.
Total hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgery that involves removing the damaged hip and replacing it with a hip prosthesis. This surgery helps relieve the grinding between the two surfaces of the ball and joint in patients with chronic hip arthritis so they are able to walk without pain.
Can I have same day total hip replacement?
Not everyone who needs hip replacement surgery is a candidate for same day total hip replacement. You may be a candidate if you meet certain clinical criteria, are motivated to return home the same day, and have a home environment conductive to a healthy recovery.
Benefits of same day surgery
The number one benefit of same day total hip replacement is that you can plan to return to the comfort of your home after surgery, rather than staying overnight in the hospital.
We also offer:
- A minimally invasive, anterior (front) approach to the surgery, resulting in less pain and shorter recovery time.
- Spinal anesthesia, which helps you avoid the use of a breathing tube and possible pulmonary complications associated with general anesthetic.