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Robert Wainer, MD Orthopedic Care and Sports Medicine

Outpatient Knee Replacements

Total knee replacement is the surgical procedure used to treat advanced knee arthritis.  During this procedure the damaged knee is removed and replaced with an artificial knee implant. Total knee replacement surgery has traditionally been performed as an inpatient procedure, requiring an overnight stay in the hospital.  But recent advances including minimally invasive techniques, improved perioperative anesthesia, innovative postoperative pain management and accelerated rehabilitation protocols have enabled Dr. Wainer to begin performing the surgeries on an outpatient basis. For qualified patients, this allows them to go home the same day as the surgery as long as: their vital signs are stable during the post-operative physical therapy session; they can tolerate a regular diet; and their pain can be controlled with oral medication. You may be considered as a candidate for an outpatient knee replacement procedure if: Dr. Wainer has determined that you need a knee replacement You do not have severe bone loss around the knee You have no prior history of open surgery on that knee Your weight is proportional to your height
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Not EVERY patient is a good candidate for outpatient knee replacement.  Patients that live alone or are severely debilitated may benefit from a longer hospital stay.  Also, patients with multiple medical problems may require more monitoring after the surgery than others. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists: (336) 375-2300    or    mwo @
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Advantages of the outpatient procedure may include: Shorter hospital stay and recovery period Reduced postoperative pain Increased range of motion after surgery Fewer post-operative complications Increased patient satisfaction Overall improved outcome
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Orthopedic Care for: bone fractures joint injuries joint sprains torn ligaments rheumatoid arthritis muscle strains acute back pain neck pain sports injuries musculoskelatal trauma
Specializing in: orthopedic surgery total knee replacement total hip replacement total shoulder replacement minimally invasive surgery ACL reconstruction arthroscopy rotator cuff surgery non-surgical orthopedics spine & joint injections
Convenient Locations in: Randolph County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Davidson County, and areas of Rockingham County and Alamance County, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax, Pleasant Garden, Reidsville, Browns Summit, Gibsonville, Whitsett, McLeansville,Julian, Jamestown and surrounding areas
Dr. Robert Wainer Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists 1130 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: 336.375.2300 Fax: 336.375.2314 mwo @
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