Total Joint Replacement Seminar Scheduled for March

February 17, 2010

If joint pain is keeping you from doing the things you love, Total Joint Replacement (TJR) surgery may be an option. Learn more at a free joint replacement seminar featuring Floyd Memorial’s newest board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, Aniefiok Uyoe, M.D., on Tuesday, March 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Paris Health Education Center.

The seminar also includes the expertise of a registered orthopedic nurse and physical therapist. Topics of discussion include advanced treatments, medication, exercise and what to expect with surgery. The seminar is just one of the components of Floyd Memorial’s comprehensive total joint replacement program.

Kayla Cook, RN, coordinator of the Total Joint Replacement program and charge nurse on the Surgical Inpatient Orthopedic Unit explained, “More than 90 percent of individuals who undergo TJR experience a dramatic reduction in pain and significant improvement in mobility and their ability to perform daily activities. Our TJR program includes a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals. They bring their skills and knowledge together to provide comprehensive care that includes assessment, consultation, diagnosis, education, surgery, pain management, physical therapy and discharge planning. The program leads to proven excellent outcomes. We are happy to report that 70 percent of patients are able to go directly home after their discharge.” 

Cook also spearheaded the creation of Total Tuesday, a day dedicated to educating and preparing patients and their caregivers about the TJR process. “For our patients’ convenience,” said Cook, “we also do their pre-admission testing the same day.”

Registration is required to attend the free Total Joint Replacement seminar and family members are encouraged to participate. For more information or to register, visit www.floydmemorial.com or call 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723).