Outpatient surgery, also known as same-day surgery, is an increasingly popular and safe choice for people undergoing orthopedic surgery. Outpatient surgery offers patients a number of benefits over opting for a hospital procedure.
1. Outpatient orthopedic surgery lets you recover at home, which is just as effective and safer than recovering in a hospital. It’s also a lot more comfortable, and it gets you back to your normal routine more quickly.
2. Outpatient orthopedic surgery eliminates potentially costly hospital stays. The last thing you need to worry about are finances when you’re recovering from surgery. Choosing outpatient surgery can save you thousands of dollars over a hospital stay.
3. There’s a reduced chance of infection. Every time you stay in a hospital, you risk getting what’s called a Hospital Acquired Infection. HAIs can inhibit your recovery and actually lengthen your hospital stay.
4. Outpatient orthopedic surgery is every bit as safe—if not safer—than having the surgery in a hospital. In fact, according to a 2016 study in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, people who had outpatient surgery for ankle fractures, for example, had lower rates of pneumonia, blood clots and urinary tract infections, and required fewer blood transfusions than those who had the surgery in a hospital.
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