Advanced Orthopedics Institute’s surgical patients don’t need an overnight bag because in most cases, they’ll be home the same day.

If you are in need of a new hip, shoulder or knee, Advanced Orthopedics Institute (AOI) in The Villages is the place with the doctors and technology to get it done in the most convenient and beneficial way possible.

That’s because while most patients of Dr. Alfred J. Cook, Jr. can be treated without surgery, up to 80 percent of those who need a joint replacement of the hip, shoulder or knee can now have surgery in the morning and go home the same afternoon.

Benefits of Outpatient Joint Replacement:

• Recovery is in the comfort of your own home

• Reduces risk of infection and exposure to communicable diseases

• Pre/post-surgical education guides you through a successful recovery

Ideal Candidates are:

• Highly motivated and able to follow post-surgical instructions

• Generally healthy, active and independent

• Supported by a strong network of family and friends

First in Florida with MyMobility®

Advanced Orthopedics Institute was the first practice in Florida to use Zimmer Biomet’s mymobility® with Apple Watch® app, which keeps patients connected to their surgeon and care team throughout this process to assist them in:

• Optimizing their health prior to surgery

• Learning what to expect the day of surgery

• Helping minimize complications after surgery

• Offering guidance toward regaining mobility

If hip, shoulder or knee pain is affecting your quality of life and holding you back from participating in activities you once enjoyed, outpatient joint replacement surgery may be the solution.

We’re here to provide you with life-changing relief, and now, with a new office on the horizon, the conveniences AOI offers have never been greater.