Knee & Hip Replacement Surgery

Knee & Hip Replacement Surgery

Knee or hip replacements are surgical procedures in which the worn, damaged surfaces of the joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts. Your doctor may consider hip or knee replacement if you have severe pain which limits daily activities and is not relieved with medications, injections, physical therapy, or other treatments. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and restore the alignment and function of your joint. Joint replacement provides the most dramatic relief of arthritis pain available to patients.

Traditionally, knee or hip replacement surgeries have been inpatient surgical procedures. With the introduction of minimally invasive techniques, modern pain relief protocols, improved anesthetic techniques, and rapid rehabilitation, surgeons can perform knee, hip, and other total joint replacement procedures on an outpatient basis.

With outpatient joint surgeries, patients are provided with the support of a visiting nurse and follow-up rehabilitation services. Patients can often return to normal activities quicker and with less pain than with traditional joint replacement surgery.

Other advantages of outpatient hip or knee replacement surgeries include:

  • Rapid recovery
  • Decreased hospital stay
  • Improved pain management protocols
  • Early mobilization
  • Careful home monitoring
  • Fewer complications
  • Improved outcomes
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Lower out-of-pocket costs

Outpatient joint replacement is the same as traditional joint replacement, but patients can go home on the same day of surgery. This allows patients to recover in the comfort of their own homes instead of overnight in a hospital.

Knee & Hip Replacement Surgeries at UnaSource Surgery Center

Uni Compartmental Knee Arthroplasty

Either the medial or lateral portion of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and kneecap are resurfaced.

Total Knee Arthroplasty

Both the medial and lateral portions of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and kneecap are resurfaced.

Total Hip Arthroplasty

The ball and socket of the hip joint are replaced.

Joint Replacement Experience Timeline

Click the link below to view a timeline of actions to take when having joint replacement surgery at UnaSource.

View the timeline


Enter the patient’s name and email below to watch. We strongly encourage watching this video with the person who will help you recover at home after your surgery.

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Total Joint Recovery 101

Have you watched our comprehensive Joint Replacement Education video but still have questions about moving around and recovering after surgery?

At UnaSource we believe education will enhance your overall outcome and experience, so we now offer an in-person “Total Joint Recovery 101” class in partnership with Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy. This class is meant to be taken prior to surgery to aid in successful recovery. If you’d like to join us, please register using the link below.

Register for Recovery 101 Class

Complete YourPre-Surgical Health Assessment


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