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The number of knee replacements performed in outpatient settings, also known as same-day knee replacements, has surged over the past few decades.1 Patient satisfaction with these procedures remains high.2

Learn how these key factors contribute to patient satisfaction after same-day knee replacement.


Patients appreciate the ability to undergo surgery without the need for an extended hospital stay, allowing them to return to the comfort of their own home sooner and resume their daily activities with minimal disruption.

Improved Outcomes with Robotic Assistance

Robotics support outpatient knee replacement by enabling surgeons to plan and execute the surgery with enhanced precision. This can help minimize tissue trauma, reduce postoperative pain, and accelerate recovery, allowing the smooth transition to outpatient care.

Enhanced Recovery Protocols

Same-day knee replacement procedures often incorporate advanced recovery protocols, including optimized pain management techniques and personalized rehabilitation plans. These protocols aim to minimize postoperative discomfort and expedite the recovery process, leading to greater patient satisfaction.

Patient-Centered Care

The provision of patient-centered care is crucial in ensuring satisfaction after same-day knee replacement. From preoperative education to postoperative support, patients value healthcare providers who prioritize their individual needs and preferences, fostering a sense of trust and confidence throughout the surgical journey.

Strong Social Support

Adequate social support plays a vital role in patient satisfaction after same-day knee replacement. Patients who have a robust support system in place, including family members or caregivers to assist with postoperative care and rehabilitation, often experience greater satisfaction and peace of mind during recovery.

These factors work together to ensure patients receive optimal surgical outcomes and enjoy a seamless, comfortable recovery journey. If you or a loved one are considering same-day knee replacement, remember that the right care can make all the difference. To learn more about your options and how we can assist you in your journey to restore knee mobility, make an appointment with us today.

AUTHOR: Dr. Christopher W. Palmer, DO is board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon at Signature Medical Group in Missouri, specializing in robotic assisted hip and knee replacement. Dr. Palmer has specialized training in the Mako SmartRobotics™ System with a focus on compassionate, individualized patient care.

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