Floyd Memorial Enhances Patient Experiences with Total Joint Replacement Program

June 16, 2009

In recent months, Floyd Memorial has taken many steps to enhance its Total Joint Replacement Program. Orthopedic surgeons John Conner, MD and Edward Bell, MD utilize the latest state-of-the-art joint replacement technology, including custom-fit knee and hip joints measured precisely to each patient’s anatomy that provide improved comfort, fit, mobility and longevity. The result is a more natural feeling joint, greater range of movement and quicker return to normal activities.

Patients receive the best care post-surgery as well. Afterward, patients reside in the new Surgical Inpatient unit, in private rooms complete with equipment designed specifically for total joint replacement patients.  The Total Joint Replacement Program has shown impressive results; more than 90 percent of patients experience a dramatic reduction of pain and significant improvement in their ability to perform daily activities.

 The hospital has also added Total Tuesdays, a pre-op education program, to the joint replacement process to provide patients with an in-depth look the joint replacement experience. During Total Tuesdays, patients and their families are educated on the surgery, hospital stay, recovery and physical therapy processes and receive tours of the Surgical Inpatient Unit. During Total Tuesday, patients are also given the convenient opportunity to complete their pre-anesthesia testing.

 Floyd Memorial has also taken steps to make the decision to pursue total joint replacement as informed as possible by offering regular free public seminars given by an orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic nurse and physician therapist.  The goal of the seminars is for perspective patients to learn about the benefits of total joint replacement surgery, the physical therapy process and pre- and post-op expectations to help them make the best decision possible. 

 The next free joint replacement seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Floyd Memorial Paris Health Education Center.  To register, patients can call 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) or visit us online at www.floydmemorial.com.