Before Stacey Cook received the first of two hip replacements last year at an outpatient surgery center in Davenport, Iowa, his surgeon, Dr. John Hoffman, told him he would be standing and walking within a few hours and would go home the next morning.
Cook, a safety facilitator at Monsanto Co. in his mid-40s, didn’t believe it. “I said, ‘Yeah, right,’” he recalled. “But I was surprised that was exactly what happened. Six hours later I was walking.”
After each surgery, he went home the next morning, receiving assistance from family and friends for the first week. A year later, he’s walking the golf course and even shooting basketball.