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Healthgrades Rates the Best Hospitals for Outpatient Knee and Hip Joint Replacements

Healthline.com interviews Mathias P. Bostrom, MD, chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS on the 2023 Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Awards, which names the top spots in the US for outpatient knee and hip replacement procedures.

Dr. Bostrom told Healthline that outpatient total joint replacement surgeries are “rapidly becoming an alternative for patients who qualified for outpatient procedures.”

He continued on to say the big advantage of these procedures is that you leave the hospital and recuperate in your own home environment without needing to stay in a hospital for an extended period of time, however noted this option isn’t right for everyone. You often have to be relatively healthy and young enough to qualify for an outpatient joint replacement “and have the right support network” in place.

Dr. Bostrom advised that finding the right provider is key. “It’s really important that the institution has a great track record in both inpatient and outpatient surgeries, but it’s also important you pick the surgeon who has the right track record of being able to perform the surgery with the least amount of complications.”

Read the full article at healthline.com

Additional coverage: beckersspine.com.