Shoulder replacement treatment options have come far, as in the past patients stayed in the hospital overnight after a shoulder replacement surgery. Thanks to medical advancements, research, and technology, it’s now possible (and in most cases preferred) for patients to have same-day shoulder replacement surgery. Through this approach, the surgery is performed, but the patient is not admitted to the hospital. They are safely discharged the same day and able to recover in the comforts of their own home and sleep in their own bed!
When it comes to shoulder pain, Dr. Goradia doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. He evaluates all options: repair, replacement, outpatient surgery, and non-surgical treatment options for each patient. Each patient is fully evaluated with care and attention so the right diagnosis can be achieved. He also develops a customized treatment plan for all patients.
With this option: Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Surgery, patients have the option (if recommended by Dr. Goradia) for the same-day shoulder replacement. The replacement surgery takes place at a hospital or surgery center and patients are safely discharged the same day as the surgery without being admitted to a hospital.
How Outpatient Shoulder Replacement is Possible:
Each patient is evaluated prior to surgery to determine if they are a candidate. The Outpatient Arthroplasty (i.e. replacement) Assessment Score also known as the OARA Score is used for this portion of the evaluation.
- Patients receive 1 or more physical therapy visits prior to surgery so they are aware of the exercises that will be important after surgery.
- Multimodal pain management means that patients are given various treatments to alleviate pain.
- Each patient receives regular communication and instructions from Dr. Goradia using the MotionIQ system.
Technology such as MotionIQ (especially during this time) helps doctors like Dr. Goradia regularly send pre and post-op instructions. It also allows Dr. Goradia to send along videos to provide further education and instruction to each patient.
Each patient is closely monitored with MotionIQ and physical therapy begins the next day for optimal recovery. Patients will be able to perform remote physical therapy at home, through MotionIQ. Your progress and recovery from an Outpatient Shoulder Surgery are closely monitored by Dr. Goradia. Don’t suffer from shoulder pain and get back to doing what you love by getting in touch with G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.