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Joint Replacement Camp

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Joint Replacement
Metro Health Hospital’s Joint Replacement Camp 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 Camp 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 campers. It is a team approach involving the patient, orthopedic
surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, discharge planners and
family members.

The “camp” 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 joint
camp is the selection of a “coach” or family member. The support
person is with the patient during the twice-daily therapy sessions. Campers 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 campers.

To learn more about Knee Replacement, click here.
To learn more about Knee Replacement Surgery, click here

To learn more about Hip Replacement, click here.
To learn more about Hip Replacement Surgery, click here.

For more information about Joint Replacement
Camp, please call (616) 252-7306.


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