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Recover at Home after Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery

Recover at Home after Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery

Recover at Home after Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery
Recover at Home after Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery

Recover at Home after Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery

With robotic hip replacement surgery, there is now an option to recover in the comfort of your own home. Traditionally, hip replacement surgery required people to stay in the hospital for multiple days after the procedure. Today, the advanced techniques used in robotic hip replacement allow many healthy, active individuals to limit their hospital stay and head back home.

Same-day robotic hip replacement is now possible due to the minimal invasiveness of the procedure, with less complications and improved surgical outcomes.1,2 Healthy qualified patients can return home the same day, or next day, after hip replacement surgery using robotic technology.

Robotic technology helps your surgeon remove damaged joint tissue with maximum precision. This technique ensures the most accurate placement of the implant with minimal damage to surrounding tissue for a swifter recovery.

Patients can enjoy the convenience and comfort of recovering at home, while lowering their hospital expenses. Many patients get better sleep, and have less complications.3

Preparing before your procedure can create a better experience after hip replacement.

  • Reorganize your home: When you come home after hip replacement, you should have a clear, unobstructed path for walking. Adjust your furniture in a way that works best for you, and prevents tripping hazards. If you live in a two-story home, consider making a comfortable resting place downstairs during your recovery.
  • Get a home helper: You must have help from a loved one while you are recovering at home. Emotional support can benefit both your physical and mental wellbeing while lending a helping hand.
  • Maintain a healthy diet: While at home, it is important that you get the proper nutrients to help heal your hip joint. Follow a healthy diet plan and stay hydrated for the best surgical outcome. Plan nutritious meals before surgery that are easy to reheat.
  • Stock up on the essentials: Do your shopping before your procedure for groceries, medical supplies, and anything else you might need during recovery.
  • Communication with your provider team: The most important part of recovering at home is to communicate with your provider team, and follow all post op instructions and physical therapy exercises. Regularly change and clean the incision site, take any prescribed medications, and diligently follow all physical therapy and post op protocols.

Contact Dr. Robert Avino to find out if you or a loved one is a candidate for same day joint replacement using robotic technology.

AUTHOR: Robert J. Avino M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained adult hip and knee reconstruction surgeon at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Avino specializes in robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement using the minimally invasive direct anterior approach to hip replacement, across Palm Beach County in South Florida.


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