NATIONAL PARK MEDICAL CENTER’S BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE
COMPREHENSIVE JOINT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM FOR KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT PATIENTS
DESIGNED TO KEEP PATIENTS FULLY INFORMED OF THE PROCESS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER HOSPITALIZATION
If you have been suffering from joint pain, a joint replacement could be the next step to returning to your independent, active, pain-free lifestyle! At the National Park Medical Center Bone and Joint Institute, we want to be a part of helping you to regain the life that you love. We believe that optimal surgery results begin with education and good communication.
Looking for relief from joint pain?
Thanks to joint aches and pains, many people find that everyday activities like gardening, biking, golfing, and even playing with kids or grandkids may bring more pain than pleasure. If you can relate, we may be able to help. Answer a few questions to see if you should speak with a provider about finding the right treatment to help put the go in your get-up-and-go again.
Bone & Joint Institute Handbook
Our Bone and Joint Institute program is a full team approach beginning at your surgeon’s office when your hip or knee replacement surgery is scheduled. Each patient receives a Bone and Joint Institute handbook which includes next steps, what to expect prior to the procedure and during the hospital visit, and best practices and instructions for care upon returning home from the procedure. Your handbook covers everything from pre and post-procedure exercises, items you will need in the hospital setting and at home, and instructions for caregivers.
Orientation & Pre-Surgery Testing
Bone and Joint Institute Orientation is held each Wednesday morning in the NPMC chapel. Your physician will schedule your date to attend, typically the week prior to your surgery. Each patient and their primary post-surgery caregiver should attend this informative and interactive one-hour classroom style group orientation taught by the Bone and Joint Unit Nurse Leader. The Bone and Joint Institute Orientation sets clear expectations so that each patient (and primary caregiver) is comfortable with what to expect from pre-admission to discharge to post-surgical therapy, and to equip each patient for optimal outcomes. Following the orientation, Bone and Joint program participants are escorted to their pre-admission appointment for pre-surgery lab and imaging procedures.
The Bone and Joint Unit
After your procedure, you will be cared for by our specialized orthopedic nursing team on our Bone and Joint unit. Located on the first floor of the hospital, this specially designed unit is specifically for our bone and joint patients for increased staff efficiencies and optimal patient outcomes.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
If you’re ready to regain your independence and active lifestyle by learning more about joint replacement surgery, call our physician referral line at (877) 320-3222 or CLICK HERE to find an orthopedic surgeon.