There may come a time when knee or hip pain may reduce the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping or housework can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past because conservative measures like diet, exercise and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your pain. If this is you, it may be time to consider joint replacement at The SRMC Center for Advanced Joint & Spine Care. Each year, more than 700,000 people make the decision to have joint replacement surgery. At The SRMC Center for Advanced Joint & Spine Care, we have created a special program that brings together a team of experienced surgeons with compassionate and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.P>
Our Comprehensive Approach
Within Southside Regional Medical Center, we have created a special area just for the care of knee and hip replacement patients. No hospital gowns for this crowd – you get to wear your own clothes! Family members act as your “coach” and are encouraged to participate in group activities, meals and other special events. Exercise and therapy is also provided in a group setting, so that our patients can support and encourage each other on the road to recovery. New friendships are made, enhancing the healing process.
Our team of experts have been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills and their desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing this surgical procedure.
Dedicated Place, Dedicated People
We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to superior education and the comforts of home for you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way in a soothing environment goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for a smooth recovery. Our comprehensive approach includes:
- Private suites with spacious bathrooms
- Dining room for you and your family members
- Group physical therapy
- Rehabilitation room within steps of your room
- Casual clothes
- Family and friends participating as “coaches” in the recovery process
- Community outreach seminars
- An informative pre-op class for patients and your family
- A Patient Guidebook - a step-by-step guide that explains your surgery and serves as a clinical diary
- Daily Patient Newsletter delivered with your breakfast letting you know the day's agenda, along with tips for caring for your new joint
Our Commitment to Excellence
We are continuously evaluating and measuring our performance to ensure that we provide the highest quality program possible, tailored to each and every patient. Our team meets regularly with a focus on maintaining clinical and service excellence in all aspects of your joint replacement experience.
We hold frequent seminars on the most common causes, as well as, the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain. You’ll learn about the top things you can do for arthritis, as well as, information on the newest medications and diet and exercise tips. If you would like to sign up to attend a seminar or if you have any questions about our Joint & Spine Center, please give Lisa Mears, RN, Orthopaedic Service Line Coordinator, a call at 804-765-5652.