MemorialCare Joint Replacement CenterThe MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center offers a unique patient experience for those in need of hip and knee replacements. The program provides support from pre-surgery to rehabilitation, while promoting wellness and an active hospital stay – an average hospital stay is two to three days.
Education plays an important role in achieving successful rehabilitation outcomes. Patients and their families attend educational classes prior to surgery to help them understand what to expect at the Joint Replacement Center, including the importance of immediately beginning therapy as soon as the day of or day after surgery. The education doesn’t stop there, it continues into the therapy and post operative sessions to learn what patients need to do to recover as quickly as possible and how family members/friends can help them get back to their daily activities.
Group settings are another key component of the Joint Replacement Center that sets it apart from a typical hospital visit. Patients participate in group therapy, have lunch with fellow patients and attend educational classes together. Since the experience at the Joint Replacement Center is unlike the traditional hospital setting it is important for patients to know what to expect and understand what the experience will be like.