Clinic offers joint replacement on an outpatient basis


PATIENT WHO WILL HAVE THAT
EXPERIENCE. REPORTER: ALLYSON SPRINGER HAD
OUTPATIENT FULL KNEE REPLACEMENT
SURGERY THIS MORNING. AND SHE KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT
AFTER THE SURGERY IS COMPLETE. ALLYSON SPRINGER HAS BEEN HERE
BEFORE. IN LATE NOVEMBER, SHE HAD HER
RIGHT KNEE FULLY REPLACED. NOW SHE READIES FOR A SECOND
FULL REPLACEMENT SURGERY. THIS TIME, HER LEFT KNEE.>>JUST KNOWING, NOW I
ANTICIPATED THE PAIN. I KNOW WHAT TO TAKE TO HELP WITH
THE PAIN. INSURANCE COSTS ARE RIDICULOUS. REPORTER: FOR THE SECOND TIME,
ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON DR. MATTHEW
DEWALL WILL REPLACE ONE OF
SPRINGER’S NEEDS. DR. DEWALL SAYS THE KEY TO
OUTPATIENT FULL JOINT
REPLACEMENT IS A PATIENT WHO IS
HEALTHY, IN RELATIVELY GOOD
SHAPE, MOTIVATED TO TAKE CONTROL
OF THEIR RECOVERY AND DMOS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE PATIENT
BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY.>>IT MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR
EVERYBODY, BUT YOU GET THE RIGHT
PATIENT WITH GOOD SUPPORT, I
THINK IT IS GOOD FOR A LOT OF
PEOPLE. REPORTER: SO GOOD, FULL JOINT
REPLACEMENT AT THE OUTPATIENT
SURGERY CENTER IS RUNNING LIKE
CLOCKWORK.>>ESSENTIALLY 100%. REPORTER: SPRINGER SECONDS THAT
AND SAYS IT A MATTER OF TIME
BEFORE SHE IS UP AND AROUND ON
TWO GOOD KNEES. I’M JUST READY FOR BOTH OF
THEM TO WORK TOGETHER. REPORTER: SINCE STARTING THE
SURGERIES IN JULY, 60 FOR
REPLACEMENT SURGERIES HAVE BEEN
PERFORMED. BY THE WAY, SPRINGER WENT IN FOR
SURGERY AROUND 9:15 AND WAS ON

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