Joint Replacement Program @ Southside Regional Medical Center
Patients that choose to undergo orthopaedic joint replacement surgery at Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) have the opportunity to attend a Joint Replacement Class prior to the day of surgery. This class is free to attend and is taught by a licensed Registered Nurse and a licensed Physical Therapist. Patients will learn about what to expect during their stay at SRMC.
The nursing aspect of the class covers what to expect the day of surgery and what will happen once the patient reaches the recovery floor after surgery. The nurse will be available to answer any questions that you may have regarding your stay at the hospital.
A physical therapist will discuss general rehabilitation goals and the progression of care in physical therapy and occupational therapy while in the hospital. The physical therapist will also describe basic exercises each patient should become familiar with after surgery as well as the steps that are taken in order to prepare patients for discharge from the hospital. The physical therapist will also discuss various rehabilitation options after hospital discharge so that you may continue to obtain increased functional mobility after surgery. Patients will be able to ask questions regarding rehabilitative services during the class in hopes that all concerns will be addressed prior to the day of surgery.
Click here to download a guide on SRMC's Hip Replacement Program. (PDF)
Click here to download a guide on SRMC's Knee Replacement Program. (PDF)
Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Surgery Resources
Hip Replacement Surgery - This surgery may be considered as treatment after a hip fracture or for someone who has severe arthritis.
Knee Replacement Surgery - When a knee is severely damaged by disease or injury, an artificial knee replacement may be considered.