Dr. Scott Miller shares 3 factors of outpatient knee replacement surgery success

Scott Miller, MD, an orthopedic surgeon practicing at the Melbourne, Fla.-based Health First Viera Hospital, described a patient's success with outpatient knee replacement surgery in Florida Today.

Here are the key details to know:

1. Dr. Miller said the trend of increasing outpatient surgery volume is ongoing as postsurgical pain management solutions improve.

2. He said one of the main reasons patients can go home so soon after outpatient surgery is that the facilities can manage pain effectively.

3. An ideal candidate for outpatient surgery is motivated and in good health, Dr. Miller said

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