There are a number of factors that contribute to good results after joint replacement surgery. Minimally invasive surgical techniques, modern pain management, surgical expertise and early mobilization all reduce time in the hospital, decrease exposure to resistant bacteria, allow earlier return to activities and lead to better overall function.
Patient participation is another one of the key determinants of success after joint replacement. Identifying and managing patient related risks before surgery reduces complications and is referred to as Patient Optimization. Pre-operative optimization focuses on personal health issues that can be managed.