Total Joint Replacement Program
The Total Joint Replacement Program at CaroMont Health is a component of our comprehensive Orthopedic program centered around restoring or replacing major joints based on proven practices. The program is designed for patients undergoing full or partial replacements of the hip or knee joints.
Our team of experts includes surgeons, physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals whose goal is to return the patient home as safely and efficiently as possible while achieving maximum function. This program emphasizes the patient’s experience and provides patients and their “coaches” effective pre- and post-operative education to successfully transition the patient from hospital to home in a safe and efficient continuum.
Our multi-disciplinary team works before, during and after the hospital experience to ensure you have the tools you need for a successful outcome. Physical therapy, both individually and in group setting, encourages “coach” participation and supervision.
Preparing for Surgery
We provide extensive pre-surgery patient education opportunities in a classroom environment, allowing patients and their families or caregivers the opportunity to get their questions answered by our multidisciplinary team prior to their admission to CaroMont Health.
Same Day Discharge Pathway
We also offer same-day discharge for appropriate patients. This option allows you to be discharged home safely on the day of surgery, after successful participation in a shortened but complete post-operative clinical pathway.
This program requires active participation by the patient in their health care. Your surgeon will evaluate you for pre-operative function, overall medical status, and home support network to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate. An online Pre-Operative Education Class and Patient Guide are provided to explain expectations before, during, and after surgery. Our team of experts includes physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers and other healthcare professionals will collaborate with you, your surgeon, and your coach to ensure the best possible experience. You will recover from your surgery in a separate recovery unit for patients going home the same day. Our goal is to help patients return home safely and quickly without an overnight stay in the hospital to provide additional patient satisfaction.
After surgery, patients will attend physical therapy classes with a group of fellow patients twice daily. They will also have the opportunity to attend a specialized post-operative educational session, to ask questions and get specialized information related to recovery.
As part of this program, you will participate in daily therapy sessions to regain as much range of motion in the joint and strength in the extremity as possible to begin the road to recovery. You will also be given exercises to perform at home and outpatient rehabilitation may be scheduled at one of our convenient facilities. Discharge planning specialists will discuss individual treatment and follow-up plans at discharge.
Rehabilitation services are offered through CaroMont Rehab and Sports Medicine in Gastonia.