Outpatient joint replacement patients highly satisfied, Chicago study finds

Study finds outpatient surgery more satisfying than inpatient joint replacement
Republished with permission from Becker Spine Review

Results of a new study that compared inpatient and outpatient satisfaction levels after total joint arthroplasty found that outpatients were just as satisfied, and in some cases more satisfied, than inpatients post-surgery.

Five things to know:

1. The study was led by Richard Berger, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, who recently surpassed 10,000 outpatient minimally invasive joint replacements — the first physician in the U.S. to reach this milestone.

2. The researchers found a 90 percent satisfaction rate in patients who stayed overnight, with an even higher satisfaction rate for those who opted to leave the same day.


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