Georgia Joint Specialists is now Total Joint Specialists!

All About Our Outpatient Total Joint Surgery Program

All About Our Outpatient Total Joint Surgery Program

Total hip replacement and total knee replacement are successful solutions for a joint affected by arthritis or other trauma. 

In the past, joint replacement surgery meant spending days in the hospital for recovery following your procedure. Advancements in procedures, therapy, pain management, and anesthesia have greatly reduced this hospital time to the point where greater than 96% safely go home the same day. The average length of stay across the country is still greater than two days in the hospital. 

The experience you’ll have with a total hip or knee replacement at Total Joint Specialists is designed to help you succeed. We optimize your time pre and post surgery so you can safely mobilize and manage the basics of activities of daily living.  Our state-of-the-art outpatient total joint surgery program makes it so most patients undergoing knee or hip surgery stays an average of less than five hours from the time they arrive until they leave. You recover and regain mobility in the comfort of your own home.

This outpatient total joint surgery program at Total Joint Specialists is ranked number one in the country by Dexur, a data-driven research site. Here’s what you should know about our remarkable program — and how it can benefit you.

Advanced surgical techniques

The vast majority of hip surgeries at Total Joint Specialists are done using minimally invasive techniques. Your surgeon may use Mako® or the DePuy Synthes VELYS™ robotic-assisted platforms as well as computer aided templating when appropriate, for the procedure. 

During minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, our seasoned experts use small incisions that help minimize unnecessary interference or damage to the healthy tissues surrounding the joint. As a result, you experience less pain and a faster recovery. 

A leader in joint surgeries

Total Joint Specialists is a leader in outpatient total joint services, featuring one of the lowest readmission rates in the country. Patients have minimal medical complications or fall-related problems, largely due to our thorough pre-education and follow-up care.  Thus, when patients go home on the same day, they go home safely and confidently.

The length of stay after total hip or total knee replacement recovery at our surgical center ranks at the top in the country for shortest stays. While we perform partial knee replacements less often, these patients also go home the same day as the procedure.

In fact, about 96% of our patients go home the same day. Patients who do not go home the same day usually have an underlying health condition that may benefit from an overnight stay for safety and monitoring.

Safety is our priority

Safety is our primary focus. We take the time to educate and communicate with patients and their caretakers so they fully understand their procedure and know how to heal at home. We keep lines of communication open so patients feel confident in their recovery. 

All patients receive pre-surgery education about their procedure along with detailed guidelines about exercises to do before the operation to prepare their joint for optimal healing. We also provide multimodal pain management that helps you feel comfortable enough to go home the same day. 

To take advantage of our renowned outpatient total joint surgery program, call or click online today to schedule a visit at your nearest Total Joint Specialists office in Midtown Atlanta, Alpharetta, Braselton, Canton, Cumming, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Sandy Springs, or Woodstock, Georgia.

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