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Joint Replacement Program

When non-surgical treatments stop relieving your chronic pain in your joint or your pain becomes debilitating, joint replacement surgery may be the best option to restore mobility, regain vitality, and improve your quality of life.

Capital Orthopaedic Surgery Center offers same-day total hip, total knee, and partial knee replacements. Same-day surgery is an advanced alternative to traditional inpatient care to replace damaged areas on the bone. The surgery can eliminate pain allowing for complete recovery at home.

COSC has streamlined a personalized program to allow you to recover with ease and get back to your life. Our dedicated Nurse Navigator will guide you through your entire joint replacement journey to ensure a successful experience.

Click here to download COSC Outpatient Joint Replacement Guide

What is Osteoarthritis?
Life with osteoarthritis can look different for each individual. For some, walking or going up the stairs becomes difficult, or for others, it may be they can’t complete a round of golf or take a bike ride. Osteoarthritis usually causes extreme pain, stiffness, and swelling. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage between the joint space begins to break down, which causes the underlying bone to change. When non-surgical measures such as physical therapy or medication do not relieve the pain, a joint replacement can revitalize the joint.

Am I a candidate for same-day joint replacement?
If the pain in your joint disrupts daily functions such as walking, keeps you awake at night, or prohibits you from your activities, you may be a candidate for a joint replacement. Please schedule a consultation with one of our expert surgeons to determine if you are eligible for an outpatient joint replacement.

What will happen before surgery?
Once your surgeon determines you are a candidate for a joint replacement and you pick a surgery date, you will be introduced to our nurse navigator. Your navigator is with you every step of the way through your care journey, from the days before your surgery, on the day of your surgery and throughout your recovery. Your navigator will guide you through pre-operative education and set up personalized goals to make sure you get back doing what you love.

How long will the surgery take?
Your surgery will take one and a half hours to two hours on average. After surgery, you will recover in comfort in our state of the art recovery room. The Nursing staff will review postoperative instructions, and then you will walk with physical therapy and do the stairs to make sure you feel comfortable doing them at home. Plan to be at the center for about five to six hours.