To be a candidate for a same-day knee replacement, you must meet a few guidelines.
The first is that you are in overall good health. This means no significant health risks and that bodily functions are working properly, due not only to lack of disease, but also due to regular exercise, balanced nutrition and adequate rest.
The next guideline you must meet is a good home-support system. Since you will not be staying overnight in the hospital, your family and loved ones will be taking care of you the first few days. We just want to make sure that you are well-supported at the beginning of your recovery journey.
These guidelines among others allow us to ensure that you are the right fit for a same-day knee replacement surgery. Even if you don't qualify due to these guidelines, you may still be able to receive a traditional knee replacement. We encourage you to talk with your doctor to begin the process.