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If you are one of the millions of Americans seeking relief of knee or hip joint pain, stiffness and immobility, our Joint Center can offer you a unique team approach to joint replacement surgery that promotes healing and gets you back to a more active lifestyle. Our expert team of board certified orthopedic surgeons, nurses and rehabilitative professionals use a patient-focused approach to provide relief for your joint pain.
The Joint Center's group model promotes team spirit and support among participants. Each patient has a care partner (a friend or loved one) who serves as a support person. This partnership encourages quicker healing, builds confidence and reduces the anxiety associated with rehabilitation. Care partners are trained in the recovery process and attend the group sessions to act as coaches. Your care partner will help keep you on track and focused toward leaving the hospital and returning to a more active life. If you cannot identify a care partner, a volunteer care partner is provided.
A Learning Experience
Prior to surgery you and your care partner will attend an education class where members of our team review expectations, our group therapy approach and the role of the care partner. The information you learn at this session is reinforced in a comprehensive patient notebook and daily newsletters you receive during your hospital stay.
A Team Approach
We have dedicated nursing and rehabilitative team members to help you progress and reach higher activity levels during your hospital stay. Each patient is fully evaluated by our physical and occupational therapists. As a group, patients attend exercise classes that focus on their needs after surgery, such as moving around safely and activity of daily living. Our nurses work proactively with you to keep your pain in check.
Joint Pain Seminars
The Joint Center sponsors ongoing free seminars about joint pain featuring board certified orthopedic surgeons. Call HealthLink at 800-515-0044 for dates and times.