When your joint replacement surgery is complete, you will recover in our Center for Joint Replacement. This is a dedicated nursing unit designed to help you get back on your feet and increase your functional mobility as quickly as possible.
You play a key role in your recovery. Throughout your stay, you will be out of bed, wearing your own clothes, and welcome to share your experiences with other patients in the Joint Center. Family and friends are encouraged to partipate as coaches in your rehabilitation.
Your care in this unit will be provided by dedicated orthopedic-certified nurses committed to providing exceptional patient care to support a swift recovery.
Comfortable recliner chairs and room-service-style dining are among patient comforts in the Joint Center
Rehabilitation and Therapy GOAL: To get you back on your feet and back home!
Your therapy actually begins before surgery with pre-op exercises. Each patient treated in the Center for Joint Replacement attends pre-op classes to better understand what to expect and how to prepare for surgery. They are given a comprehensive notebook that guides them from pre-op to post-discharge care. Exercise, nutrition and wellness are part of the comprehensive care provided in the Joint Center.
Physical therapy focuses on getting you up out of bed, walking around your environment, going up and down stairs, stretching and strengthening exercises.
Occupational therapy includes ability to perform activities of daily living, such as , bathing, dressing, tub or shower transfer and using a toilet.
Rehabilitation begins at home prior to surgery and continues as early as the day of surgery. Physical and occupational therapists will work with you individually and in group sessions. The goal of therapy is to increase strength and range of motion in your new joint so you feel better faster.