Dr. Mike Cobb with Kathy Pannell, who is ready to go home after her outpatient,
knee-replacement procedure.

Outpatient knee replacement surgery performed at Physicians Surgery Center

West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic is now performing outpatient knee replacements at Physicians Surgery Center, which is more convenient, less expensive and results in a faster recovery.

Dr. Michael Cobb performed the first outpatient knee-replacement procedure in Jackson on Kathy Pannell. Kathy was able to stand just hours after surgery and went home that afternoon.       

Outpatient joint replacement is similar to traditional joint replacement. However, patients typically go home the same day of the procedure. The patient receives Exparel, a longer-acting anesthetic during surgery.

“The criteria for patients to undergo this procedure include good overall health, a high level of motivation to participate in home rehab and a good support system,” Dr. Cobb said.

Read a letter of thanks from Kathy Pannell.