Joint Replacement

Total Joint Replacement Program

The Total Joint Replacement Program at the Sierra Vista Medical Group ensures each patient achieves the best possible results.

Sierra Vista Medical Group uses a multidisciplinary team approach which helps patients return home and recover as quickly as possible.

Our orthopaedic specialists are board-certified surgeons with a special interest and expertise in joint replacement most importantly — patients. The team looks at every step of the patient’s care, from preoperative tests to post discharge home safety, to ensure that patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

The team combines patient education, clinical pathways, multimodal pain management (to better control pain, lower narcotic use and improve function with fewer complications) and postoperative rehabilitation to ensure that it achieves desired outcomes.

Based on a “wellness concept of care,” a vital component is the active participation of each patient. The hospital stay is just one step of helping patients return to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

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Preparing for your surgery.

Education is the cornerstone of the Joint Replacement Program. Before surgery, patients meet their orthopaedic specialist and Care Team which includes a physical therapist.

Each patient attends a Joint Camp training session one to two weeks before his or her scheduled surgery. The program includes education on:

  • What to expect on the day of surgery and when you go home
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Methods of improving mobility
  • Techniques for handling daily activities such as walking, dressing and bathing

All patients receive a patient guide that summarizes the information discussed in this class for their home reference.

Each patient works with a case manager before and after surgery. Before surgery, the case manager will visit the patient’s home and identify any hazards or obstacles such as stairs or furniture that could impact their recovery. Case managers help patients with resources and recommendations to adapt their homes with important safety features that patients need during recovery.

Expect great care while you’re at the Bone & Joint Institute at Canyon Vista.

Patients receive ongoing guidance and instruction during the hospital stay. The Care Team works with patients to ensure that they have help at home after surgery, including planning meals and other daily activities. The team may also help arrange for equipment rental and other special needs.

Whenever possible, a coach, family member or other caregiver is included in the process so he or she can provide the most support during the recovery process.