The Total Joint Education Program
At Providence Hospital, we understand how intimidating and sometimes scary joint replacement surgery can be. Undergoing joint replacement is a process that begins well before the day of surgery. In order to help you through this process and to educate you on the many steps in a joint replacement, Providence's Orthopaedic Services offers a Total Joint Program.
The Total Joint Program assists patients as they prepare for total hip and/or knee replacement surgery. The program provides patients with comprehensive information about their surgical procedure in order to increase their knowledge about the procedure, help them prepare for surgery, and guide them through the recovery process.
Our detailed program includes:
- Consultation with Care Management Services to determine what post-surgery options your insurance covers
- Consultation with your Physical Therapist concerning recommended activities and exercises post-surgery
- Consultation with your surgeon, recovery room nurse, and respiratory care department concerning your procedure
- Patient Education Session and Manual
When you and your doctor have decided that surgery is the best treatment plan for you, he or she will refer you to the Total Joint Program. You will need to complete the program prior to the day of your surgery.
The program is offered every Monday from 9:00AM - 11:00AM in the 5th Floor Solarium for patients and their families. To schedule your appointment, call the Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist at (202) 552-4873. When you come for your session, report to the Orthopaedic Patient Floor (5 South) Nurses' Station, and notify the unit secretary that you have arrived to meet with the Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist.
Are you tired of living in pain because of bad joints or sports injuries? Let us help.
We have three convenient locations in Maryland and Washington, DC with Providence orthopaedic teams standing by to ease your back and joint pain:
Connect with an orthopaedic specialist by calling the Providence Center for Orthopaedics at (202) 534-4400 or use our Physician Finder service by calling 1-855-823-WELL (9355).