Total Joint Replacement Patient Support and Education
Unmatched patient support
Our main goal during your recovery process is to help you return to an active daily life as quickly and comfortably as possible. This is where our high level of patient education and support make a big difference.
All patients receive an education guide with step-by-step information. We also schedule a pre-surgery class for you. The class is taught by an orthopedic physical therapist and pre-anesthesia nurse. For patients traveling from out of the area or who are unable to attend the class in person, we offer an online tutorial.
From the moment you enter our hospital, you will be cared for by our specially trained orthopedic team. This includes a surgical support team that works alongside your surgeon, postoperative nurses and inpatient physical therapists. Most patients return home after just three days of post-surgical care.
During your hospital stay, your care team will help you exercise your new joint and teach you how to walk and move safely while you are recuperating. Our patient support program will even help you organize your home and surroundings during your recovery period.
Physical therapy will begin in the hospital the day after your surgery. It will continue intensively for several more weeks. If necessary, your support team can help you find a physical therapy provider closer to where you live.
If you cannot easily leave home for therapy, Providence Home Health can arrange for services to be provided in your home. A nurse care manager will help you schedule the rehabilitation services your doctor recommends.
At Providence, you have an entire team of orthopedic experts helping you through treatment. From pre-surgery education to post-surgery inpatient physical therapy, we will be with you every step of the way.