BOWLING GREEN, KY — TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital Orthopedics is now offering same-day joint replacement surgery for qualifying patients. The Orthopedic same-day surgery or outpatient joint replacement program allows patients who meet criteria to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery and return home just hours later.

“As a leader in healthcare, TriStar Greenview is committed to giving our patients greater access to care in our community,” said Mike Sherrod, Chief Executive Officer, TriStar Greenview. “It is rewarding to be ahead of the curve with outpatient joint replacement in our community, which allows our patients to have better outcomes, faster recoveries and improved quality of life.”

Patients often opt for a joint replacement when other treatments fail to help the patient manage osteoarthritis pain. Osteoarthritis is a very painful condition that limits patient's mobility and quality of life. Healthy patients in need of a hip or knee replacement can now work with their surgeon to determine if a same-day joint replacement would be right for them.

“We are delighted to have created a formalized, evidence-based program and ensure our patients have the most advanced surgical options to get back to their lives as quickly as possible,” shared Dr. Chris Patton, M.D., orthopedic surgeon. “We are seeing very positive differences with greater pre-operative education and the ability to recover at home in familiar surroundings from our patients who have qualified for this procedure.”

Patients often opt for a joint replacement when other treatments fail to help the patient manage osteoarthritis pain. Osteoarthritis is a very painful condition that limits patient's mobility and quality of life. Healthy patients in need of a hip or knee replacement can now work with their surgeon to determine if a same-day joint replacement would be right for them.

Surgeons closely work with patients to determine if they are a good candidate for the new procedure. Candidates for outpatient surgery must be highly motivated to achieve a rapid recovery with a dependable support network at home. They should be in good overall health with an ideal body weight, with conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure well controlled.

Outpatient or same-day surgery is available for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, anterior hip replacement and posterior hip replacement. All procedures are performed at TriStar Greenview's operating suite.

For assistance in finding an orthopedic surgeon who performs outpatient joint replacement procedures, please call (270) 495-6675 or visit TriStar Greenview.