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The Joint Center believes that choosing joint replacement surgery will help restore you to a higher quality of life. The surgery aims to relieve pain, help you regain independence, and return you to work, recreation and activities of daily living. The unit is dedicated to providing high-quality care in a standardized, predictable fashion. The care is provided in an atmosphere of wellness and grounded in patient, staff and physician satisfaction.
- Pre- and postoperative care for surgical orthopedic patients having hip, knee or shoulder replacement surgery.
- Physical/occupational therapy to assess and evaluate patients with short-term degenerative osteoarthritis.
- Develop and implement an inclusive plan of treatment using physical modalities, functional exercises, activities such as bathing and dressing, and adaptive devices.
In preoperative teaching classes offered twice a month, you will learn what to expect from your procedure and recovery in the hospital. Team members of the Joint Center, will teach prospective patients about the equipment needed for your postoperative recovery, how to use a walker and which discharge plan is right for you. You can even take a tour through the Fourth Surgical Unit where you will be staying.
Patients will also have a preoperative visit in ambulatory care to get all tests done at one convenient time (lab, EKG, chest x-ray and nursing assessment). You will also meet with the social worker/case manager to review your insurance coverage and anticipation of prescription needs, and plan for discharge after surgery.
The Joint Center believes in group physical therapy but personalized care and the convenience and importance of being close to home for recovery.
Our Joint Center physicians include Craig C. McKirgan, DO; David T. Bizousky, MD; and David B. Wilson, MD.
Ruth Sulkosky, BSN
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