What is Outpatient Shoulder Replacement?

May 16, 2022
G2 Orthopedics

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Better Shoulder Replacements

Shoulder replacement surgery is much better than it was in the past.  In the past patients stayed in the hospital overnight after shoulder replacement surgery. There have been many recent advances for shoulder surgery. Now it is common for patients to go home the same day as the replacement surgery. You can be in the comfort of your home for recovery.

Dr. Goradia’s Approach to Shoulder Arthritis

Dr. Goradia evaluates all options: repair, replacement, outpatient surgery, and non-surgical treatments. Each patient’s treatment is designed just for them.

Why Outpatient Shoulder Replacement is Possible:

Each patient is evaluated prior to surgery to determine if they are a candidate. Most patients can have outpatient surgery if they do not have major medical problems like severe heart disease.

  • Patients may receive 1 or more physical therapy visits prior to surgery so they know what to expect.
  • Patients are given various treatments before, during and after surgery to alleviate pain.
  • Each patient goes to physical therapy after surgery. The therapists are provided instruction created by Dr. Goradia.