Vermont orthopedics launches same-day joint replacement program

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Bennington-based Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopedics launched the first same-day joint replacement program in its area, according to an Oct. 7 report from iBerkshires.

Same-day and traditional joint replacements will be able to be performed in as little as a month from a patient's first appointment, the report said.

"Same-day joint replacements started at the most elite medical institutions a few years ago and are slowly becoming more common," Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD, medical director of orthopedics at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, told iBerkshires. "We are proud to have created a formalized, evidence-based program and to make this procedure available here at SVMC."

Read the full report here.

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