Glastonbury Surgery Center has been performing total joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder since 2016.
The most common reason people need a joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million people nationally and 22.6% of the population over the age of 18 in the State of CT. For more information on osteoarthritis, please refer to this educational information which has been reproduced with permission from OrthoInfo© American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Our goal in offering an outpatient option for joint replacement is to ease your pain and restore your mobility all while allowing our patients the ability to have their surgery in a smaller intimate setting and to be discharged to home the same day.
The success of our total joint program begins with the partnerships of our physicians. Our physicians screen all their patients to ensure they are a good candidate for outpatient surgery and the support patients have at home is strong to make this a successful experience.
Please refer to Your Surgery Guide for information on what to expect before, during and after your stay.
General instructions for home will be provided to you at the surgery center; you may review them here and write down any questions you may have for your nurse. Your surgeon will also have more detailed instructions for you based on the procedure you are having.
Here are some helpful hints to prepare your home for your return:
Please pull up scatter rugs, throw rugs, power cords and general clutter. This is a tripping hazard and will get in the way of using your walker.
- Move small pieces of furniture out of the way so that you have a safe way to move around your home with your walker.
- If you have animals, you might want to get gates to keep them out of the area you will be staying in. You may want to consider boarding them for the first 24-48 hours just so you can heal from surgery. They can also be a tripping hazard.
- If you are able to relocate to the main level of your home for the first 24-48 hours, you may want to do so.
- Get your medications ahead of time so that you are not sending someone out to get them.
- Prepare nutritional meals ahead of time.
- You can expect a call from a pre-arranged home care company to confirm your surgery and potentially perform a site assessment to further ready your home.