Our staff of surgeons, nurses and therapists at the Joint Center has been chosen specifically because of their expertise in the care and rehabilitation of joint surgery patients. They are caring and compassionate and will be sensitive to you needs during your joint replacement experience.
The goal of our orthopedic surgeons is to relieve your pain and improve your mobility and quality of life. They are experts in analgesic and minimally invasive surgical techniques that typically result in less pain and a quicker recovery time. Your surgeon will determine whether or not you are a candidate for joint replacement surgery and will make sure that all advance preparations are completed before performing your surgery.
Our nursing staff is trained and experienced in orthopedic care. A Registered Nurse makes sure that pain medications are administered correctly along with other directives issued by your surgeon.
You choose a coach, usually a family member or friend, who will be an active participant in your care both before and after surgery and so will be given a special coach’s button designating the key role he or she plays. Your coach will learn the program with you and should attend the pre-op class with you.
Joint Care Coordinator
One person oversees your care during the joint replacement process from pre-surgical education to in-patient therapy to rehab and home care after your discharge. Your Joint Care Coordinator will answer questions and coordinate your hospital care with other care team members.
Your case manager meets with you to help with your care and equipment needs after discharge and is the liaison between you and your insurance company.
Group Therapy Team
Education and in-patient therapy happen in group settings to encourage support and camaraderie among patients.
Physical Therapy (PT)
The physical therapist teaches you exercises that will improve strength, motion and functional mobility, such as climbing stairs or using a recliner, and teaches you how to use assistive devices.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
The occupational therapist shows you how to perform daily tasks such as bathing and dressing and how to use assistive devices in those tasks.