Peer recognition. Nearly 12,000 physicians in DC, Maryland and Virginia nominated those colleagues whom they respected most. Dr. Melvin was among them.
It is possible for a patient to be safely discharged home the same day after partial or total knee replacement surgery, without ever being admitted to a hospital. Outpatient knee replacement currently accounts for only a small percentage of all knee replacement surgeries in the US, but experts believe it will become more common over the next decade.