Same-day discharge after TJA depends on several variables
Patients discharged the same day after undergoing total joint arthroplasty have shown to be private pay patients with excellent comorbidity profiles and stable discharge environments.

“Why are we doing [same-day surgery]? The patients we are seeing are more young, more active and more motivated to recover at home. They do not see themselves as sick patients. They think of themselves as highly functioning patients who want to come in and improve their quality of life even further by having their pain in their hip or knee go away,” James Slover, MD, said at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care.