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Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery Now Available

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Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery Now Available

Total hip and knee replacements have come a long way since patients stayed in the hospital for days at a time. Now, some people can have a joint replacement surgery and go home the same day.

The orthopedic surgeons at Wyoming Orthopedics & Spine (WYOS) have been performing outpatient hip and knee replacements at Powder River Surgery Center in Gillette, Wyoming since the beginning of 2021.

Advantages to having outpatient joint replacement surgery

  • Having a joint replacement as a same day procedure allows you to avoid an admission to the hospital.
  • Going home the same day means you get to recuperate in the comfort of your own home.
  • You participate in an accelerated recovery and therapy protocol to allow for discharge the same day as your surgery.

People who are good candidates for outpatient joint replacement surgery are:

  • Active and independent before the surgery.
  • Relatively healthy with few chronic medical conditions.
  • Supported by friends and family who can help after surgery.

If you’re experiencing joint pain, the doctors at WYOS can help you decide on the treatment option that is best for you. Learn more about WYOS at 307-686-1413 or

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