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Total Joints

When you have aches and pains, it’s tough to do the things you need or want to. When it’s severe enough to go to the doctor, you might be directed to a surgery consultation. Following that, it may be recommended that you have a total joint replacement. The rehabilitation staff is happy to help you with every step in the process.
Before your surgery, you will start meeting with rehabilitation therapy on a consistent basis. You will likely have a stint of outpatient therapy to improve strength and motion of the muscles that will control your new joint. We will also work on your conditioning and make sure you are in the best possible shape for your joint replacement. Then get ready for something we call “Joint Camp” which will introduce you to the process and the cautions related to your surgery. A take-home booklet will be given to you with all the details of the entire replacement process. 
Surgery day will be here before you know it. Make sure you have all your questions answered and feel confident in the surgery process. The surgery, nursing, and rehabilitation staff will be around for anything you might need. 
Following your total joint replacement, rehab will be involved in many parts of your care. A therapist may assist with wound care to promote the good healing of incisions. We will also be involved in the strengthening and movement of your new joint. Therapies can be provided during a hospital swingbed stay, outpatient therapy, or even home health care.  
With any post-surgery setting, the rehab staff will be seeing you through the rest of your therapy. Your therapist will be your best friend and your home exercise program will be your second best friend. Together these “best friends” should help you return to your prior level of function and the activities you enjoy. 
Thank you for choosing our rehabilitation department. We welcome you to contact us with any questions regarding a total joint replacement.