Total Joints Recover Better at Home
According to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, even if you live alone, home may be the best place to recover after total joint replacement surgery. You can read the entire article at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/even-if-you-live-alone-home-may-be-the-best-place-to-recover-after-total-joint-replacement-surgery-300422618.html
William J Hozack, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon and author of the study goes onto say, “…we found that patients living alone were able to safely recover without any increase in the rate of complications. Even more strikingly, patients were generally happy and content with being in the comfort of their own home during recovery.”
Bottom line: another proof point to what we already know, recovering at home is the key to lowering costs while increasing quality and patient satisfaction.