What is Rapid Recovery?
The Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement Program at UnityPoint Health is designed to speed up treatment, recovery and restoration of function following hip or knee replacement. All patients are candidates. Patients are discharged to home as early as 1-2 days after surgery. Faster recovery means less pain for you, the patient.
The benefits of Rapid Recovery Surgery:
- Recover from surgery faster and with less discomfort
- Advanced pain management
- Ability to be up and moving sooner combined with progressive therapy
- Comprehensive before surgery education program
- Potential for discharge one to two days after surgery
- Potential for discharge to home from the hospital
- Reduction in potential surgical complications related to immobility
- Orthopedic nurse coordinator for program guidance