Total Joint Replacement Surgery
Center for Special Surgery developed a total joint replacement program that allows local patients to recover in the comfort of their own home and out of town patients to recover in the comfort of a Fargo based hotel. The program is designed to make total joint replacement look and feel like any other outpatient procedure typically done in the hospital or another surgery center.
How do I know I’m a candidate for outpatient joint replacement?
The success of an outpatient total joint program relies heavily on patient selection. While outpatient joint replacement is not for everyone, it does work for healthy, motivated patients with support at home to help with the recovery process.
Doesn’t joint replacement surgery typically require a hospital stay?
In our region, most joint replacement procedures are done in the hospital. While performing total joint replacement outpatient is a new concept in our region, it is not new nationally and it is our belief this will be the expectation rather than the exception in the near future.
How does physical therapy work if I’m not at the hospital?
Our therapists will educate you before the day of surgery, they will work with you on the date of surgery and even visit you at your home up to three days following your surgery date. If you are from out of town, we’ll come to you, but at the Staybridge Suites in Fargo, ND where we’ve secured a substantial discount for Center for Special Surgery patients.
Once you successfully complete your first few therapy visits at home or at Staybridge Suites, you’ll start traveling to the physical therapist of your choice, just like you would if you had this procedure done at the hospital.
Will my insurance cover this?
Many commercial insurances will cover outpatient joint replacement surgery.
Medicare plans will not cover this procedure in an outpatient setting as it stands today.
If you’re a candidate for a joint replacement procedure be sure to discuss this exciting option with your surgeon.
Learn more about our Total Joint Program.
Download Center for Special Surgery’s about your hip or knee surgery pamphlet.