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Total Joint Replacement Program

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A new alternative to total joint knee replacement is now available at NCH for individuals with painful early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.

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At Northwest Community Hospital, our Total Joint Replacement Program for hip replacement, knee replacement and other joint replacements is designed to get patients home faster after surgery and back on their feet sooner. Highly trained, experienced board-certified surgeons work side-by-side with specially trained nurses and therapists to take advantage of the latest technologies and advanced pain management techniques.

We focus on integrating a full continuum of care around each joint replacement patient, from initial diagnosis and recommendations from your physician, all the way through to your return home after your procedure.

Our joint replacement program includes:

  • Pre-operative preparation for surgery, including a joint replacement class and a one-on-one assessment and education visit with a nurse
  • A Joint Replacement Guide and Joint Replacement Patient Checklist
  • Pre-admission screening and registration
  • A team approach to providing patient- and family-centered care
  • Discussions with members of your care team and your family or support network to make sure you understand every step of the process
  • Advanced pain management techniques that may include nerve blocks—this advanced pain control procedure cuts down on the pain sensation in the nerve area, allowing us to use less pain medication and leaving you more alert, free of nausea and able to participate more fully in post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy is available seven days a week so that you get up and moving quicker for a full recovery
  • A spacious, private room on the orthopedic unit in the South Pavilion
  • Follow-up therapy and home care services that are put in place before you leave the hospital

Dedicated case managers and nurses will track your progress and work with you, your family and your medical team to plan for each stage of your recovery—from inpatient to home care through physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Click below to view a Joint Replacement Pre-Operative video

NCH Total Joint Replacement Guide

Prior to your hip replacement, knee replacement or other joint replacement surgery, you will need to make several important decisions regarding your care. Your surgeon’s office will provide you with an NCH Total Joint Replacement Guide. This booklet is a complete guide to all the steps involved in the joint replacement process. You will also receive an important Joint Replacement Patient Checklist to help you prepare yourself for surgery and recovery.

Download Total Joint Replacement Guide
Download Joint Replacement Patient Checklist
Download Joint Replacement Patient Checklist (Spanish)

Useful information
Below are several links containing additional information you may need:

Health/Community Resource List
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Vendors
Local Lending Closets
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Intimacy After Joint Replacement

Please note: These lists are based on services available in this geographic area and are not a recommendation or endorsement by the hospital. Information on this list, which is updated annually, is subject to change and should be verified.

Get the orthopedic care you need. For a physician referral, please call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968), or view our list of Northwest Community Hospital orthopedic surgeons.

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Last Updated 2013/02/16