TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT

OVERVIEW
Robotic Assisted Technology
OUTPATIENT TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT
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OVERVIEW

Total joint replacement can help relieve pain in your joints and enable you to live a more active life or complete activities of daily living. Generally, it is done after conservative treatment options, such as medications, injections, and physical therapy have not helped.

If joint replacement surgery is the best solution for you, The Center’s orthopedic surgeons and support staff are ready to help you prepare for surgery and plan for a successful recovery. We offer the latest technology, including robotic-assisted surgery and outpatient total joint replacement.

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Robotic Assisted Technology

Joint replacement is a major decision, and at The Center, your orthopedic surgeon will provide you with as much information as possible to choose the right procedure for you. Mako robotic-arm assisted technology provides patients with a precise, personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. This technology is now available at Cascade Surgicenter, as well as St. Charles Health System. Our local orthopedic surgeons are actively involved in the education of surgeons both regionally and nationally with this technology.

Before your surgery, a three dimensional model of your hip or knee will be created from CT scans of your joint. Your surgeon uses the 3D model and state-of-the-art robotic arm to align, position, and secure the implant with extreme accuracy.

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OUTPATIENT TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT

In recent years, advanced anesthesia and less invasive surgical techniques have allowed total joint replacements to occur in surgery centers in addition to traditional hospital settings. When the procedure takes place in an outpatient facility, patients go home the same day and recover in their own homes. Outpatient total joint replacement has many benefits for patients:

  • Less costly than having the same surgeon perform the identical procedure in the hospital.
  • A shorter acting anesthesia is used, which allows for an easier recover.
  • Outcomes are comparable to those of patients admitted to the hospital and staying at least one night following surgery.*
  • Center for Disease Control data shows that outpatient surgery consistently outperforms inpatient surgery in terms of infection rates.
  • Patient satisfaction rates is higher in surgery centers than hospitals.

In 2015, Cascade Surgicenter was Central Oregon’s first medical facility that was able to provide same-day hip and knee joint replacements in an outpatient setting. The advancements in pain management techniques, such as longer lasting local anesthetics and a pharmaceutical approach to limit the use of opioids, made this possible. In addition, the physicians at The Center made a commitment to improve patient and family education, preparation, and follow up. The program’s success is based on careful patient selection, patient commitment, and home recovery protocols.

*Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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