3 insights on outpatient joint replacement surgery from Dr. Brian Flanagan

Brian P. Flanagan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Centegra Physician Care-McHenry County Orthopedics shared three insights on outpatient joint replacement surgery with the Northwest Herald.

Here are the insights Dr. Flanagan shared:

1. The goal of joint replacement surgery is pain relief.

2. Highly motivated patients are often the best candidates for outpatient surgery.

3. Dr. Flanagan said patient satisfaction is higher in outpatient surgery due to patients being able to recover at home.

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