Imagine this: get knee replacement surgery in the morning, and be home in time for dinner. In pain and on a walker, perhaps, but home nonetheless.
That’s the future that awaits otherwise healthy patients, according to orthopedic surgeon Daniel Goldstein. That’s the future that Medicare may make possible. And Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, where Dr. Goldstein works—with its on-site surgical center and affiliation with MossRehab—is the ideal setting for outpatient knee surgery.
“We’re doing knee replacements in younger and healthier patients and we decided that some of them don’t have to stay overnight or two or three nights,” he said. A patient who is otherwise healthy, is walking, has a companion at home to help, and can tolerate the pain, is the ideal candidate for the outpatient procedure.Read More