Home Discharge After Shoulder Surgery
Our Orthopedic and Spine Institute has one goal:
To get patients moving again as quickly and safely as possible.
The length of time patients remain in the hospital has decreased due to advancements in surgery and postoperative care protocols. Most shoulder replacement patients go home on their first or second postoperative day.
With adequate support systems in place, including home health professionals those who are able to be discharged home are found to achieve the best joint replacement outcomes. Reduced level of pain, optimum mobility, prompt return to previous level of functioning and activity, and the avoidance of surgical wound infections are all associated with discharge to home.
For those patients for whom a home discharge is not an option, arrangements will be made for a temporary stay at a facility that provides short-term rehabilitation.
We are committed to ensuring that patients receive the appropriate care in the hospital for the necessary period of time, and seamlessly transition to their homes or next location of care.