October 29, 2020
Dulles, VA – StoneSprings Hospital Center has reached a milestone in total joint replacement with its 100th procedure at the hospital.
Total joint replacement at StoneSprings Hospital Center includes hip, knee, and shoulder joints as well as revision joint surgery. As a StoneSprings a full-service hospital, joint replacement patents receive comprehensive services before and after surgery, including inpatient physical therapy, rehabilitation, and pain management. The hospital also employs a Total Joint Navigator, Nurse Sarah Sheehan, who coordinates customized care from pre-operative education through follow-up care.
Nationwide, healthcare analysts predict total joint replacement surgeries will rise significantly in the next decade, with outpatient surgery settings increasing in popularity for knee and hip replacements. Decades ago, patients could expect to spend 10 days in the hospital following knee replacement surgery. Now, typical hospital stays for inpatient total knee replacement surgery is one to three days.
Dr. James Reeves, medical director of the StoneSprings Hospital Center Joint Replacement Program, performed StoneSpring’s first outpatient total knee replacement last October and has supervised the growth of the joint replacement program.
“Total joint replacement patients choose StoneSprings for their surgery because of our new facilities and state-of-the-art protocols,” says Dr. Reeves. “Having surgical expertise and quality care close to home is an unbeatable combination.”
“Joint replacement can be a life-changing surgery, often dramatically increasing activity levels and decreasing pain in patients,” said Nathan Vooys, StoneSprings Hospital Center chief executive officer. “The 100th joint replacement reflects the depth of our experience in total joint replacement and the impact we’ve had on patients in our community.”