Same Day Joint Replacement

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown offers same day joint replacement surgery for eligible patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery and total knee replacement surgery. This new and innovative approach means patients can have surgery one morning and go home that same day.

Recognized by its commitment to service and quality, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown provides a patient-centered and compassionate approach to help you return to a healthy and active lifestyle. Our team of therapists, nurses, and surgeons are dedicated to caring for you every step of the way to ensure you are on the road to a new and healthier you.

In the past, joint replacement patients typically would spend three to four days in the hospital or even longer. But thanks to advances in joint replacement and pain management, patients can go home the same day of surgery. Now a patient’s rehabilitation begins within hours after surgery. If your surgeon and therapist determine it would be better for you to stay with us overnight following your surgery, our team of caregivers will continue to help you on your road to recovery on our inpatient unit.

Same Day Joint Replacement: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown

Benefits of Same Day Total Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Rapid Recovery
  • Recovering in the Comfort of Your Own Home
  • Sleep in your own bed that night
  • Better outcomes as a result of your early mobility
Candidates for Same Day Joint Replacement

Patients who may qualify for same day joint replacement surgery, including those who:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have a healthy body mass
  • Ages – Generally younger than 65
  • A person that is motivated and has a good support team at home
  • Take a pre-operative training class and review educational materials
  • Have discussed one day joint replacement discharge with their surgeon