OUTPATIENT TOTAL JOINT PROCEDURES
In 2015, Cascade Surgicenter was Central Oregon’s first medical facility that was able to provide same-day hip and knee joint replacements in an outpatient setting. The advancements in pain management techniques, such as longer lasting local anesthetics and a pharmaceutical approach to limit the use of opioids, made this possible. In addition, the physicians at The Center made a commitment to improve patient and family education, preparation, and follow up. The program’s success is based on careful patient selection, patient commitment, and home recovery protocols.
Your arrival time will be called one business day prior to your procedure, between 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A nurse will need to review your medical history and medications at that time. You MUST arrange for an adult to drive you to and from your procedure.
WHAT TO BRING:
- All your medications except (herbs, vitamins, or supplements)
- Front wheeled walker
- Total joint replacement guide
- List of post-op appointments
- Thigh high TED hose (for total knee replacements)
- Glasses, hearing aids, denture containers, and an extra pair of clothes
- Bring the following items if needed: Insulin, asthma inhaler, pacemaker records
- DO NOT bring valuables