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Joint Replacement Program

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Joint Replacement
Metro Health Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program offers a distinctive approach to elective knee and hip surgeries and focuses on camaraderie and teamwork. The surgical and rehab program is a unique approach to these life-enhancing procedures addressing the personal as well as emotional challenges during recovery.

Joint Replacement Program is a concept revolving around the ability of patients to improve their own rehabilitation when they are put in a group setting and encouraged to measure their progress against fellow participants. It is a team approach involving the patient, orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, discharge planners and family members.

The program provides a framework for a systematic, structured way to assist patients undergoing joint replacement
surgery from pre-admission through post-operative care. A key element of the joint program is the selection of a “coach” or family member. The support person is with the patient during the twice-daily therapy sessions. Participants are treated with various amenities to encourage feelings of wellness and freedom from joint pain.

The specialized unit features private patient rooms. This unit also features a group activities room, in which patients will receive education prior to surgery, participate in group exercise sessions, and enjoy meeting with fellow participants.

To learn about what to expect for your knee replacement, click here.

To learn about what to exepct for your hip replacement, click here.

For more information about the Joint Replacement
Program at Metro Health Hospital, please call (616) 252-7306.

 

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