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Joint Replacement Center

Prepare for and recover after joint replacement surgery by joining your peers in the Joint Center Unit at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. You’ll build camaraderie and get support from fellow patients who receive their operation on the same day you do. You’ll gather at our Joint Center Unit—a hospital floor designated for joint replacement—to learn how to achieve the best possible outcome of your orthopedic surgery.

Pre-Admission Education Class

You will be asked to attend an educational class one or two weeks before joint replacement surgery. It is very beneficial to attend this class where you will:

  • Preregister online so you can save time the morning of your procedure
  • Meet your nurses
  • Complete diagnostic tests to make sure you’re in good shape for surgery
  • Discuss what type of Anesthesia you’ll receive
  • Find out how to prepare your home and what adaptive equipment you will need to make recovery easier
  • Learn how to manage pain-relieving medications dosage

Physical Therapy After Orthopedic Surgery

As you recover in the hospital following your joint replacement procedure, you’ll participate in group physical therapy twice a day. The same therapist will work with you throughout your stay, which means you’ll receive personalized care from a professional who understands your concerns, needs and goals.

You’ll learn exercises to practice on your own to help your new joint move more easily. Invite a family member to join you in physical therapy sessions and learn how to assist you at home.

Meet Dr. Mark McGinnis

Contact Us

For more information on Orthopedics services and treatments call 270-417-7940.
Tim Tharp (right) is the Practice Administrator.



Take The Next Step

Request an appointment with a One Health provider or call 844-44-MY-ONE.

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Get in Shape at Healthpark

When your doctor says it’s safe to start working out again after your injury, improve your health and athletic performance at Healthpark. You’ll find personal trainers, a fitness center, lap pool, sports massage therapy, nutrition counseling services and more.

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