You are a candidate for same day, rapid recovery hip or knee surgery if you are:
- otherwise healthy
- highly motivated to return to an active life
- willing to receive the procedure at either the Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center in Morton Grove location or at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge
- prepared to work closely with a team including home health visitors, the anesthesiologist, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers. This same team will be actively involved in evaluating whether you’re a same day candidate.
There is no age requirement to receive same day, rapid recovery, care. Many seniors 65 and older have benefitted from this approach.
If you are not healthy enough to qualify for same day surgery, the same minimally invasive surgery can be performed in the hospital setting with a one or two night stay.