will I be in the hospital?
For joint replacement surgery, most patients
are hospitalized 4 days, including the day of surgery. This
may vary if the patient is either going to a rehabilitation
center, a sub-acute facility, or not cleared medically or
surgically for discharge home.
PLEASE BE ADVISED Most insurance
covers 3-4 days of acute care in the hospital for total knee
replacement surgery. Some insurances do provide for further
care in several other types of facilities. It is advisable
for each patient to contact their health insurance provider
for specific programs covered and to obtain these provisions