Is Same Day Shoulder Surgery Right for You?

Is Same Day Shoulder Surgery Right for You?
Is Same Day Shoulder Surgery Right for You?

Did you know that most shoulder surgery is performed in one day in an outpatient setting? Studies show that same-day shoulder replacement is safe and has a lower complication rate than staying in the hospital.

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is suggested to treat various common shoulder problems, including tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, impingement, rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and shoulder instability. Patients who are candidates for same-day shoulder arthroscopy typically have not responded well to other treatment options, including rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and steroid injections.

Benefits to same-day shoulder surgery include:

  • Lower costs
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery and return to active lifestyle or work
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduction of pain and inflammation
  • Better mobility and range of motion
  • Higher patient satisfaction with at home recovery

The good news is that shoulder injuries can be surgically corrected with arthroscopic surgery allowing most patients to recover in the comfort of home with relief from pain.  Contact Dr. Kevin Kruse to see if same day shoulder surgery is right for you.  Virtual appointment are available for second opinions using telehealth.

Dr. Kevin Kruse is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, orthopedic shoulder surgeon in North Texas. Dr. Kruse is committed to bringing the highest level of personalized orthopedic care, using advanced technology and biologics to treat shoulder injuries with optimal patient outcomes effectively.