Joint Replacement Center
The staff of the Joint Replacement Center
refer to the unit as Joint Camp. When your hip or knee replacement is
scheduled, you’re not alone. We actually schedule a full unit one week at a
time. All patients are scheduled for pre-admission, a group meeting and
education session. It’s here a group dynamic begins.
All the hip and knee replacement surgery is scheduled on Monday morning.
After recovery things are different. The Joint Replacement
Center is set in a warm home-style environment
and you wear regular clothes. As you recover and begin rehabilitation, a
camaraderie develops and patients start supporting the efforts of other
patients - all under the careful medical supervision of the Joint Replacement
During your stay at the Joint Replacement
Center, our first concern is to control, reduce
or eliminate pain. Next, the combination of hospital staff and
patient-supported rehabilitation makes recovery from hip and knee replacement
surgery go faster. The shorter recovery with continued outpatient
rehabilitation and physical therapy is designed to return you to the best
possible quality of life.