Dr. Timothy Henderson of Gotham City Orthopedics in NYC & NJ is at the forefront of the new technology which allows for same-day total joint replacement. Dr. Henderson designed a special table and instruments to perform muscle sparing surgery. This causes less blood loss and pain for the patient, who can return home the same day and begin physical therapy the next day. Traditional total joint replacements require patients to spend days in a hospital recovering, receive post-operative treatment at inpatient rehab facilities, and wait months for a full recovery. Contact Dr. Henderson to determine if you are a candidate for a same-day total hip or knee replacement.
Before the Procedure
Your Gotham City orthopedic surgeon will carefully consider if this procedure is appropriate for you. Factors such as your age, health, previous complications, state of hip or knee joint, treatments already attempted, and treatments already provided will all play a part in this decision.
If you are a good candidate for this procedure, your total joint replacement surgeon may recommend making an appointment with your primary care physician, dentist, or other medical specialists to obtain clearance prior to undergoing surgery. The Gotham City staff and surgeons are here for you every step of the way.
Same-Day Total Joint Replacement
Some of the components that make this procedure less invasive are the use of smaller incisions and the avoidance of certain muscles by separating them instead of cutting or disconnecting them from the joints. By doing so, recovery time is reduced significantly, with some patients even able to stand by the end of the day. Prior to surgery, your joint replacement surgeon can further explain the procedure to give you peace of mind.
After surgery, you will be monitored for several hours before you are discharged. Your orthopedic physician will ensure that you are recovering well and that everything went as planned. He will go over a detailed list of activities to avoid, along with general post-op guidelines to ensure swift and effective recovery. At every point during your recovery, the doctors at Gotham City Orthopedics are here for you. If any questions or concerns arise, you can call us day or night and we will help in any way we can.
The best part of the whole process is returning home that same evening.
Recovery from Total Joint Replacement
While recovering, you will likely undergo a physical therapy regimen. This is a crucial step in your joint replacement process, as physical therapy will allow you to regain your motor skills and return to your normal activities.
While you are comfortably recovering at home, the doctors and staff at each of our five Gotham City Orthopedics locations in NYC and NJ are here for you at any time, day or night. Our priority is to assist you through this transitional period, and there is no question or concern too small for us. Consider us your personal experts, from your initial consultation, through your surgery, to your last Physical Therapy visit, and beyond.
Total Hip Replacement
If you have life-disrupting pain in the hip and non-surgical treatments have been exhausted to no avail, it may be time to consider total hip replacement surgery.Learn more
Total Knee Replacement
If walking, running, climbing stairs or other use of your knee is starting to become unbearable, it may be time to visit Gotham City Orthopedics for total knee replacement surgery.Learn more