How long will I be in the hospital?
For joint replacement surgery, most patients are hospitalized 2-3 days, including the day of surgery. This may vary if the patient is either going to a rehabilitation center, a sub-acute facility, or not cleared medically or surgically for discharge home.
Please be advised. Most insurance covers 3-4 days of acute care in the hospital for total knee and total hip replacement surgery. Some insurances do provide for further care in several other types of facilities. It is advisable for each patient to contact their health insurance provider for specific programs covered and to obtain these provisions in writing.