Pennsylvania hospital adds same-day joint replacement


Geisinger Healthplex State College in Port Matilda, Pa. began performing same-day joint replacements, CBS affiliate WTAJ reported Feb. 20. 

The first patient had a total knee replacement and was home a few hours after surgery, the report said.

Same-day joint replacements can reduce infection risks, Geisinger orthopedic surgeon Michael Sobolewski, DO, said in the report.

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