Monday - Friday - 9:00 - 4:00

Being Discharged Home

Patients are ready for discharge home once the following criteria are met:

  • you are medically stable (vital signs stable, voiding on own, no nausea and vomiting, your pain is controlled and you are tolerating your diet)
  • you are able to manage activities of daily living, dressing, bathing, toileting (some patients will require home care as per Occupational Therapy assessments)
  • you are able to mobilize independently, you can get in and out of bed on your own, on and off the toilet on your own, you can walk independently the distance required for each individual, and you can manage stairs if required
  • you can administer your blood thinner, dalteparin (Fragmin), acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for 28-35 days for hip patients or 14days following discharge for knee patients
  • for certain low-risk patients, hip replacements can now be done as outpatient procedures, meaning that the patient can go home on the same day as the surgery

Walking Is Man's Best Medicine

Although it was many years ago, the statement by Hippocrates holds the truth to healthy lifestyles today. However many people are unable to walk or take an active role in their health due to the pain and limitations caused by Arthritis. At Concordia Joint Replacement Group, we provide options to reduce pain and improve the wellbeing of persons affected by Arthritis.

We strive for excellence in the clinical care of patients undergoing joint replacement of the hip or knee through high quality standards for patient safety, patient education, rehabilitation and surgical techniques. The team at the Concordia Joint Replacement Group and the Concordia Hospital in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority value research and the latest strategies to achieve high levels of patient satisfaction.

Make A Donation

The Concordia Joint Replacement Group is supported by The Concordia Foundation, Manitoba, Canada.

Registered Charitable Number
13036 3336RR0001

Charitable tax receipts will be issued from The Concordia Foundation. Please address cheque to The Concordia Foundation and designate your gift for the Arthroplasty Research Chair at Concordia.


Where to find us?

Suite 310-1155 Concordia Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R2K 2M9
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