Imagine having hip replacement surgery at Crouse Hospital today — and returning to your own home tomorrow.
This innovative plan of care is available now for qualified patients, thanks to a collaboration between Crouse Hospital and Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists.
Hip Today. Home Tomorrow. provides an alternative to traditional inpatient joint replacement surgery. The unique program includes a comprehensive overnight stay featuring the entire continuum of advanced surgical, nursing, physical therapy and outpatient rehabilitation care.
What’s It All About?
Instead of staying in the hospital for several days, Hip Today. Home Tomorrow. allows some patients to return to the comforts of home in just 24 hours to continue rest and rehabilitation.
The ideal candidate is a healthy, active person with no other major medical problems who is physically capable of early mobilization following surgery. A single hip replacement approach is not one size fits all. Your physician will thoroughly evaluate your history, physical exam and diagnostic testing to discuss with you the surgical approach best suited to produce your own most successful outcome.
What’s the Process?
A Hip Today. Home Tomorrow. patient arrives early, has surgery the same morning and is then usually ready for discharge 24 hours later. To safely leave the hospital, a patient must be able to walk up and down stairs, use a walker and be comfortable with oral pain medication.
What Happens at Home?
Once home, a patient continues physical therapy either in his or her own home or, ideally, at an outpatient physical therapy clinic.
What are the Benefits?
An overnight setting for hip replacement provides many advantages, including recovery at home instead of from a hospital bed. The benefit? Walking well sooner after surgery — and a faster return to your normal activities!
How is This All Done?
Surgeons in the Hip Today. Home Tomorrow. program use several hip approaches that feature a variety of muscle-sparing techniques. The result? Less invasive surgery and enhanced post-surgery recovery.