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Frequently Asked Questions

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Fast-Track Hip Replacement

Get back to luxuries of your home faster with a wellness approach to total hip replacement. Continue your recovery in the comfort of your own home with the assistance of a therapy plan.

The hip replacement program at Sanford Health is a comprehensive, evidence-based, best practice level of care focused on you. This program links all aspects of joint replacement surgery into one simple, straightforward and easy-to-understand journey. From pre-operative exercises to surgery, to rehabilitation and post replacement mobility, this program is centered around your total care and comfort.

Beginning with a pre-operative educational class, patients selected for the Fast Track Hip Replacement Program through the Center for Joint Success begin their journey. Preparing for surgery is an important aspect of your hip replacement. During your visit with the orthopedic surgeon, you will receive a journey map to help guide you through the process. You will visit your primary care physician and we encourage you to visit a dentist if you have not seen one in the past six months. We also want you to consider help at home after discharge and make plans ahead of time to have someone stay with you for a few days to assist you as needed.

You arrive the day of surgery and are cared for by a team dedicated to joint replacements. Physical Therapy begins the same day of surgery with patients leaving the hospital after a one night stay. You are in good hands with our team of dedicated nurses and therapists.

Achieving your goals is easier due to the program's unique approaches that are considered best practices throughout the nation. Your "coach" is essential in supporting you throughout your journey.

Patient education is at the core of our program's success. You will receive helpful information before and after your surgery that is designed to maximize your hip replacement journey.

As you continue through your hip replacement journey, the team will stay in contact to assure you are achieving the successful end result you desire.

Anterior and posterior hip procedures can qualify for the accelerated hip program. Due to the nature of this program, limited patients will qualify. As you and your orthopedic surgeon engage in shared decision making to decide which options and program are best for you, the following points will help determine your plan of care:

  • Your discharge plan is to go home.
  • You have family and/or friend support.
  • You have someone that can stay with you for a minimum of 72 hours after you leave the hospital.
  • You have an identified "coach" to be with you for your therapies at the hospital. They will be able to assist you at home with the exercises you are learning and be comfortable with transferring you with a new joint.
  • You are determined to achieve goals in a short time frame.
  • You have a limited medical history.

To schedule an appointment, or learn how the hip replacement program at Sanford Health Center for Joint Success can help you or a loved one, please contact our location nearest you.

Bismarck, ND

Call us at (701) 323-8920

Sioux Falls, SD

Call us at (605) 328-5150 or fill out this form.