Outpatient Joint Replacement

What leads to the need for Joint Replacement?

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee, hip, elbow, and shoulder problems that leads to the need for joint replacement.

What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

  • Joints that are sore and ache especially after periods of activity
  • Pain that develops after overuse or when joints are inactive for long periods of time
  • Joint swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Loss of range of motion


Is Outpatient Joint Replacement Right for You?

pic2Many joint replacement surgeries that used to only be available in a hospital setting, are now available as an
outpatient procedure at SurgCenter of Glenn Burnie. This is possible with new multi-modal pain management techniques, as well as the preoperative and postoperative protocols practiced at SurgCenter of Glen Burnie. Outpatient surgery can be done to replace various joints, including:

  • Total and partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total and partial shoulder replacement
  • Total elbow replacement

What does Outpatient Joint Replacement Involve?

pic3If you and your surgeon have determined that a joint replacement is the next appropriate step in your medical management, you may be a candidate for outpatient joint replacement at SurgCenter of Glen Burnie. Outpatient surgery means that you come to the facility for your procedure, and leave the facility to go home the same day.

The surgery is done under anesthesia that often includes supplemental nerve blocks, which can assist with postoperative pain management. For procedures that require physical therapy immediately, arrangements can be made for the physical therapist to meet you either at the center or at your home after surgery. You get the same surgical benefits of the joint replacement, and the additional benefits of being able to recover in the comfort of your own home.

Pre-Op Appointment

SurgCenter of Glen Burnie patients usually have a pre-operative appointment at the center to go over what to expect the day of surgery. Depending on your surgeon, you may receive home health care after your procedure. This pre-operative appointment will go over that and will answer any questions you may have.

Talk about having this outpatient procedure with your surgeon today!