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Outpatient Knee Replacement

State-of-the-Art Techniques for Minimally-Invasive Joint Replacement

Dr. Chaudhary and Beacon Orthopaedics are pleased to offer knee replacement surgery as an outpatient procedure.  For qualified patients, knee replacement surgery can now be performed in the Beacon Surgical center and patients can recover in the safety and privacy of their own home.

Total knee replacement has traditionally been performed as an inpatient procedure which has involved a multiple night inpatient stay and a large full-service hospital.  In addition to increasing the cost and complexity of the experience, larger hospital environments have been proven to have higher rates of infection.  Thanks to recent surgical technical advances and advances in post-operative pain management, Dr. Chaudhary has been performing total knee replacement with a brief overnight stay at Beacon’s surgical center or as a same day discharge surgery for the last 5 years.

Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement, also called a “total knee arthroplasty,” involves the removal of worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint and replacement with ceramic, plastic, or metal components. Dr. Chaudhary uses gender-specific knee components to ensure the best fit and most comfort.

The knee is made up of the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and patella (kneecap). The meniscus, the soft cartilage between the femur and tibia, serves as a cushion and helps absorb impact.

Arthritis (inflammation of the joints), injury, or other diseases of the knee can damage the meniscus, causing extreme pain and restricting function.

Surgery is typically recommended only after non-surgical treatment options have failed to relieve the symptoms.

Unicondylar Knee Replacement

Also known as a partial knee replacement, a unicondylar knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients suffering from osteoarthritis with damage confined to only one compartment of the knee joint. Dr. Chaudhary uses gender-specific knee components to ensure the best fit and most comfort.

The knee is made up of the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and patella (kneecap). The meniscus, the soft cartilage between the femur and tibia, serves as a cushion and helps absorb impact.

Arthritis (inflammation of the joints), injury, or other diseases of the knee can damage the meniscus, causing extreme pain and restricting function.

Surgery is typically recommended only after non-surgical treatment options have failed to relieve the symptoms.

 

Outpatient Surgery Center Statistics

Total Knee Replacements at Ambulatory Surgery Center: 1,681
Average Surgical Time (Time in Operating Room): 1 hour, 9 minutes
Average Time at Ambulatory Surgery Center for Total Knee Replacement: 6 hours, 40 minutes
Complication Rates:
Infection rate: 0.05%
Hospital Transfer Rate: 0.03%
Return to ER within 48 Hours: 0.0%
Patient Fall Rate: 0.03%