From diagnosis and treatment to education and recovery, a dedicated care team provides comprehensive care. Working together with you and your “coach” throughout the process, the care team supports you as you start your road to recovery.
Your orthopedic surgeon determines if you are a candidate for joint replacement. If you are, your surgeon ensures all your pre-op preparations are completed and performs the joint replacement procedure to repair your joint.
Registered Nurse (RN)
For your care and comfort post-surgery, a registered nurse with experience with joint replacement patients ensures directions given by your surgeon are completed, including administering medications and monitoring your vital signs.
Physical Therapist (PT)
The physical therapist works with you on your functional mobility skills and teaches you exercises designed for strength and motion. For example, the PT shows you how to walk with assistive devices and up and down stairs within the first 24-48 hours.
Occupational Therapist (OT)
The occupational therapist shows you how to perform daily tasks such as bathing and dressing. The OT may demonstrate how to use special equipment used in your home after your surgery, including shower/tub benches, grab bars and raised toilet seats.
Nurse Care Manager
The nurse care manager meets with you during your hospital stay to review your discharge plan. In addition, the nurse care manager assists you with your post hospital care needs and equipment needs, and is your liaison to your insurance company.
Joint Care Coordinator
The joint care coordinator guides you through the joint replacement process, partnering with you every step of the way on your journey to wellness. The coordinator answers questions and coordinates your hospital care with the other joint replacement care team members.