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Category: Knee/Hip


Knee and Hip Replacement: The 3 week Post-Op Visit

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD Kate S. Hamilton, PA-C Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

Patients who are at low risk for developing blood clots are typically placed on aspirin 325mg once daily for 6 weeks post op. Patients with bleeding risks may be placed on baby aspirin (81mg) instead. Patients at higher risk for blood clots may be placed on more aggressive blood thinners such as Plavix, Coumadin, Xeralto, or Eliquis for varying lengths of time.

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How to Prepare for Knee & Hip Replacement Surgery – What the Patient Can Do

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD Kate S. Hamilton, PA-C Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

There are many things a patient facing knee or hip replacement surgery can do for themselves in preparation for surgery to increase their odds of a favorable outcome and a smooth rehabilitation. Some of the things listed below are easy to accomplish, while others require a great deal of effort.

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Rapid Recovery Total Joints

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD Kate S. Hamilton, PA-C Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

With newer advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques along with the development of multimodal pain control, the timeline after total joint replacement is dramatically improved. Early efforts at mobilizing the patient are made on the day of surgery.

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Short Stay/Outpatient Total Joints – There’s No Place Like Home

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD Richard A. Sweet, M.D. Kate S. Hamilton, PA-C

The length of hospital stay after knee and hip replacement surgery has been steadily decreasing over the last 3 decades. There have been a variety of factors influencing this treatment. Improvements in surgical technique, pain management, and implant design help make earlier hospital discharge possible.

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Total Knee Replacement: The 3 Week Post Op Visit

Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

 Patients who are at low risk for developing blood clots are typically placed on 325 mg (regular) Aspirin once daily till 6 weeks post op. Patients with bleeding risks may be place on a baby Aspirin (81 mg) instead. Patients at higher risk for blood clots may be placed on more aggressive blood thinners such as Plavix, Coumadin, Xarelto, or Eliquis for varying lengths of time.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207
Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150