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Same Day Joint Replacements

March 05, 2021

HPHA Surgical Services is excited to announce a new initiative – Same Day Joint Arthroplasty. This program is supported by Ontario Health and is a great opportunity for a select group of patients that meet specific criteria to be discharged home the same day as their hip/knee replacement surgery.

The main inclusion criteria for a patient to be considered for this procedure include:

  • Must have a care partner available to attend pre-operative classes and who can stay with patient a minimum of 24-48 hours post-operatively
  • No history of sleep apnea
  • No significant health problems
  • Body mass index less then 35kg/m2
The benefits of this type of surgery include:
  • lower risk of infection
  • quicker return to normal activities
  • a more comfortable recovery at home

Paul was HPHA’s first Same Day Joint Arthroplasty patient on March 3, 2021. We wish him all the best in his recovery!

Paul and some of the members of the healthcare team 

 L to R: Dr. MacLean, Ross (OT/PT Assistant), Diane (Caregiver), Paul (Patient), Trish (Physiotherapist), Karen (RN) & Carla RPN)