Total Joint Replacement
Should you require total joint replacement surgery, we are with you every step of the way—from pre-operative education through surgery and beyond. The ability to replace deteriorating joints is one of the more important orthopedic surgical advances for helping people to live fuller, more active lives. Also called arthroplasty, total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which both sides of a joint are removed and replaced by artificial implants that are anchored to the bones. The medical goal is to relieve pain in the joint and to restore movement and functionality. Our goal is to restore your ability to return to the lifestyle you enjoy.
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Education = Preparation
We believe that by helping you understand what to expect during total joint replacement surgery, you are better able to approach recovery with a positive attitude. All total joint replacement patients are offered a home visit with a member of our nursing team. The nurse will visit your home to provide pre-surgery education and conduct a home safety assessment. You are not alone through the surgical process. If the nurse identifies an area where you may need more support, he/she helps connect you to the right resources. If you prefer, you may also opt to attend a weekly educational session at the Orthopedic Center instead of having a home visit.
Rehabilitation = Restoration
Conveniently located adjacent to the patient rooms, the physical medicine and rehabilitation gym is there to help you get moving again. Our therapy and nursing teams are dedicated to getting you up and moving to enhance your long-term outcomes. In addition to exercise equipment and weights, the gym features a full kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living area, as well as a simulated car/SUV and customizable stairs. These features simulate a home setting to ensure that you are well-prepared for your return home.
A Personal “Coach”
We encourage our total joint replacement patients to designate a “coach,” a friend or relative who can support them before, during and after their surgery. You and your coach will be educated at the same time so you both understand what is necessary for a successful outcome and full recovery.