Active Again – Fast
Knee replacements are needed when the cartilage in the joints wears out. Bad knees can be very painful and swollen and can interfere with daily living.
Benefits of same-day knee replacement
Same-day knee replacement surgery enables patients to have surgery early in the day and go home that evening. Rehab starts before you leave the hospital, and therapists have you on your feet within hours after the procedure. Candidates for same-day knee replacement surgery are usually between 55 and 65 years old and must be healthy with no heart disease or diabetes.
Choosing a leader in joint replacement
Virtua is a leader in minimally-invasive same-day total knee replacements and is one of a few hospitals in the country to offer this procedure.
Virtua’s fellowship-trained reconstructive orthopedic surgeons form a special relationship with their patients. They diagnose the patient pre-operatively, perform the surgery, and are responsible for all post-operative care, providing a continuum of care that patients don’t often experience with their surgeons.
The same-day knee replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that does not involve cutting the quadriceps tendon. The technique requires only a 3- to 4-inch incision. The same artificial joint used in conventional knee replacements is fit into place.
Benefiting from comprehensive care
Virtua’s Joint Replacement Institute provides a comprehensive continuum of state-of-the-art surgical, nursing and rehabilitative care that includes everything from a pre-surgery orientation class and pre-admission testing, to discharge planning and rehabilitation. Virtua’s Joint Replacement Institute is dedicated to the recovery and return to functionality of all total joint replacement patients. Individualized, personalized care and attention are hallmarks of the Virtua program.
The Virtua surgeon you choose is the surgeon who performs the procedure and cares for you before, during and after surgery. All care is overseen by a supportive staff of highly skilled professionals including your orthopedic surgeon, experienced registered orthopedic nurses and a clinical team that includes: rheumatologists, family physicians and internists, anesthesiologists, social workers, case managers, dietitians, plus occupational and physical therapists.
For more information on same-day knee replacement or to schedule a consult,
call 1-855-VIRTUA-3 (1-855-847-8823).