Orthopaedic Associates is now CONA

New “One-day” Total Knee Replacement is Perfect Option for Many

There are many reasons why people of different ages need a total knee replacement (TKR): arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and posttraumatic injuries, to name a few. For the right candidate, CONA now offers TKR at an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) — a facility where patients receive outpatient surgical procedures and are then discharged within 24 hours.

Benefits of Total Knee Replacement at an ASC

  • Surgical care is administered in a highly-specialized and controlled environment;
  • Patient satisfaction is increased by a closer relationship with a single nurse;
  • Patients receive consistent information about the procedure;
  • There is more family involvement and clearer instructions for managing postoperative pain and care;
  • Since the patient has more individual control over his or her postoperative recover, satisfaction has been shown to increase.

According to a study cited on the  web site by Richard A. Berger, MD, there are other benefits of outpatient joint replacement: decreased hospital stays, fewer complications and improved outcomes. Also in follow-ups of the patients monitored in the study, there were low rates of readmission.

While not everyone is a candidate for this type of outpatient knee surgery, CONA can evaluate your condition to determine the best surgical procedure for you. Call 864.582.6396 for a consultation.

About the Author

With Spartanburg SC roots since 1962, our combined practice of orthopaedics and neurosurgery is comprised of expert board-certified physicians treating a range of conditions with the latest in medical technologies.

The physicians of the newly-formed practice, Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA), offer the most advanced training and experience in orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and pain management in the Upstate SC region. The practice offers a synergistic approach for the spine, skeletal system, nervous system and supporting structures, meaning total quality care for your optimal health!