TOTAL JOINT CENTER
The pain associated with osteoarthritis has deprived many people of their normal activities of daily living. Simple pleasures become difficult or impossible. Diet, exercise and medications under a physician's care may help alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis. When these activities do not alleviate pain, surgery may be an option.
Hardin Memorial Hospital's Total Joint Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care of the hip and knee. Our specially-trained orthopedic surgeons
, nurses, therapists and other caregivers provide comprehensive care for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Our physicians use the least invasive modalities and practice state-of-the-art surgery and medicine.
We treat each patient as an individual, with a treatment plan designed specifically for them. In addition to newly renovated private rooms, patients also enjoy individualized Occupational Therapy, group Physical Therapy, and pre-operative education classes to ensure a streamlined and coordinated hospital stay. Through an aggressive rehabilitation program, our goal is to return people to healthy lifestyles. We provide education and information as well as surgical expertise.
The decision to have any type of surgery is a difficult and important one and should be discussed with your physician and family. It is important that you understand all the benefits and potential risks of joint replacement before seriously considering this alternative. If you have questions about total joint replacement or about the Total Joint Center, please do not hesitate to call us at (270) 737-4HMH (4464).
Features of the Total Joint Center
- All private rooms with TV and telephone.
- Patients are encouraged to wear their clothes from home and to view themselves as well patients.
- Nurses and therapists who specialize in the care of joint patients.
- Emphasis on group activities as well as individual care.
- An aggressive physical therapy program twice daily.
- Total Joint Therapy Gym right down the hall from your room.
- Therapists (PT and OT) to educate how assistive devices, joint protection, and energy conservation techniques can be used during activities of daily living (ADLs), work, and leisure activities.
- Family and friends are educated and encouraged to participate as "coaches" in the recovery process.
- Public education seminars on hip and knee pain.
- After you leave the Total Joint Center you can finish your outpatient physical therapy with our therapist at the Therapy & Sports Medicine Center.
For more information about educational seminars, please call our Education Department at (270) 706-1612 or click here