Discomfort and pain in the knee can significantly impair your mobility and impact your quality of life. Routine activities such as climbing stairs, taking a shower, or even sitting on the couch can become excruciating ordeals. Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a procedure designed to mitigate chronic and severe knee pain.
If you need a partial knee replacement, total joint replacement, or other outpatient surgery, the thought of going through the procedure can cause some jitters. Fear of surgery is known as tomophobia. It's normal to feel some stress before surgery, often because you don't know what will happen. Follow these five tips to ease your uncertainty.
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Iowa City, IA - Total joint and hip replacement technologies have improved tremendously over the last decade allowing for these surgeries to move from inpatient care to outpatient care. This year, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved hip arthroplasty (replacement) in outpatient settings like Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Having a total knee replacement (also referred to as arthroplasty) is something that used to keep patients in the hospital for weeks. However, as medical technology progresses, so do the options that patients have when it comes to certain types of surgeries.
Partial knee replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that your physician may recommend in cases of severe arthritis of the knee, or where the damage is localized to a particular part of the knee.
Sleep apnea is a problem that can be hugely disruptive to your quality of life, leading to chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating, or depression.
Masks are mandated for all visitors.
We are discontinuing temperature checking for patients. COVID-19 tests still may be required if you are experiencing symptoms. We will continue limiting people with our surgical patients to 1 adult with an adult patient. We understand there may be exceptions, this will be handled on a case-by-case basis. For pediatric patients (age 0-18 years), please limit to 2 adults. We will be asking there be no additional children brought to the surgical center during this time.
As allowed per Governor Kim Reynold’s proclamation on April 24th, the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center has resumed performing elective cases effective Thursday, April 30th. If you had an elective surgery or procedure postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your surgeon’s office directly and they will be able to speak with you about getting your surgery rescheduled.
If you are experiencing a fever, body aches, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay home. We do not need to evaluate you at the surgery center. Please call us, or your surgeon’s office to reschedule your procedure.