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Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Orthopaedic & Spine Center is pleased to be the first Orthopaedic group in Virginia to offer Outpatient Total Joint Replacement (OTJR). We offer this service for hips, knees and shoulders.

Joint Replacement Procedures

Outpatient Total Joint Replacement is exactly like traditional total joint replacement, except for a few differences in care after surgery. The major difference is that patients are released from the hospital to their home in the first 24 hours after surgery, rather than the traditional hospital stay of 2 to 3 days as an inpatient. In addition, a less long-acting anesthesia is used when the patient is in surgery. OSC can also perform partial knee replacement on an outpatient basis.

How is this accomplished? The patient goes home with the support of an innovative At Home Nursing Program, which includes in-home Physical Therapy (PT), providing in-home nursing and rehabilitation care for the patient over the next several days. Vital signs are checked and all of the post-surgical monitoring, which is normally performed at the hospital, is performed by a nurse in the patient’s home. A Physical Therapist also visits the patient’s home twice a day for several days to help work on range of motion and flexibility exercises. Home PT continues, as normal, for the next several weeks until the patient is released to travel to an Outpatient PT clinic.

Outpatient Total Joint Replacement is not for everyone. Certain criteria must be met for a person to be considered:

  • Good Overall Health, without a lot of other illnesses/diseases or risk factors
  • A high level of motivation to participate in rehabilitation and to get out of the hospital quickly
  • A good support system at home, such as family or friends who can help with Activities of Daily Living and transportation.
  • Insurance coverage

Make an appointment for Joint Replacement

If you are considering joint replacement and are interested Outpatient Total Joint Replacement, a consultation with one of our surgeons is your next step. They will help you determine if the OSC Outpatient Total Joint Replacement program is right for you. Just call our appointment number at 757-596-1900 and ask for a consultation appointment for OTJR.     

What Our Patients Are Saying

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  • Maybe only once or twice in your lifetime will someone help you so much that you want to scream THANK YOU on the top of your lungs! Last year, I was unable to even go up and down the stairs. We were on a family vacation at the beach and I had to stay in the condo watching my family play on the beach while I sat on a chair in pain from my Arthritic Hips. As a 65 year old retired Clinical Counselor and mother of two teens (14 and !6) with a husband of 30 years, I thought “I am too young for… Read More

Tanya Vaughan – Bilateral “Jiffy” (Direct Anterior) Hip Replacements

  • 2023 was the year of two new knees for me! After many years of knee injections working to decrease my pain, they stopped working. It was time for knee replacements to fix the terrible bone-on-bone pain. Dr. Boyd Haynes replaced my right knee in May and then my left knee in September. The process is like a well oiled machine and all the staff are so helpful and kind. I love my two new knees! I can walk without pain! After so long in pain, it has taken some getting used to! I am very happy and… Read More

Deborah Orband – Total Knee Replacements

  • Dr. Boyd Haynes’ mantra is “that orthopedic surgery to repair an injury is not always the first and necessary solution”.  And that was the case for me. As an active 81 year-old sailor, I tore my right biceps muscle hauling in a sail. I have been an OSC patient for about 40 years, so I looked on the OSC website and saw Dr. Haynes treated biceps muscles. His first diagnosis was not pleasing, as an in office MRI also showed a tear in the right shoulder rotator cuff. I had rotator cuff surgery… Read More

Buddy DeRyder – Non-surgical Treatment for a Torn Biceps Muscle & Rotator Cuff

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