Day Case Joint Replacement
The possibility of going home on the same day as surgery, following a knee replacement or hip replacement has been offered by several leading orthopaedic hospitals around the world for a few years, and it is now available at the Yorkshire Clinic!
What are the benefits of a day case surgery?
There are several advantages to day case surgery as opposed to a prolonged hospital stay; such as reduced risk of infection and blood clots, less pain, and the rehab and recovery is both quicker and simpler. Previous patients reported appreciating having more autonomy in there recovery as well as being back in their own bed.
Am I eligible for a day case surgery?
If 'no' to all following questions, you will very likely be eligible for our day case pathway for your hip or knee replacement:
- Do you have multiple medical issues such as heart or lung disease or any blood disorders?
- Have you got somebody to stay at home with you for 72 hours following your operation?
- Have you had any trips or falls in the last 6 months?
If Yes to one or several, it may be you aren’t eligible, but if this pathway appeals to you, please mention it to your consultant who may still consider you following further assessment.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact us!