The Face of Outpatient Joint Replacements: Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster
by Rachel Curry, Photography by Karlo Gesner (Susquehanna Style 9/21)
If you thought having a streamlined, outpatient joint replacement surgery was too much to ask, think again. Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster is the only ambulatory surgery center in Lancaster, Lebanon, and Dauphin counties offering outpatient hip and knee replacement. Christine Speros, BSN, RN offers a unique service as Outpatient Joint Nurse Navigator.
"I meet each patient when they are first scheduled for surgery and keep in contact throughout their entire recovery period," says Chris, who operates out of the Lancaster and Lebanon offices. She works with the patient and their chosen support person every step of the way.
From Orthopedic Associates' location in North Pointe Surgery Center in Lebanon, Chris and her team are able to provide patients with hip and knee replacements without the need for a hospital stay. They come in for the surgery in the morning and are discharged by early afternoon, which means greater ease and less fees.
"A phrase that I hear regularly from patients is 'I want my life back,'" Christine shares. "They want to get back to the activities that they have not been able to perform due to joint pain. They want to be free from the limitations that pain can cause."
That's exactly what Chris and the rest of the team at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster do: give people back their independence.
Is an outpatient procedure right for you? Call today to schedule to schedule and appointment (717) 299-4871.
Learn more about outpatient joint replacement surgery here.