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Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement

What is Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement?

Rapid recovery joint replacement is an innovative program for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery that aims to minimize patients’ postoperative discomfort and pain and restore joint function in the quickest time possible.

The rapid recovery joint replacement technique functions by accelerating all aspects of a patient’s recovery process, including physiological, mental, and physical following a joint replacement surgery so as to elevate patient care to the highest level. The physical aspect of recovery involves restoring the patient’s level of strength, range of motion, and overall function. The mental aspect of recovery involves elimination of concerns, revival of self-confidence, and the state of feeling whole and balanced. The physiological aspect of recovery involves taking into account all the crucial body systems, such as respiratory, renal, and cardiovascular, and aim to avoid insult on it during your surgery.

The advanced rapid recovery program is a result of years of research by orthopedic surgeons and research staff as well as utilization of cutting-edge technology from evidence-based scientific studies from around the globe. This technique has led to the evolution of a multimodal approach for management of pain following joint replacement surgery and revolutionized the way that people recover from a joint replacement.

Dr. Steele and his team have established a safe and effective rapid recovery joint replacement program. This team involves Dr. Steele, anesthesiologists, a nurse navigator, nurses at the hospital and clinic, as well as physical therapists. This program has been very effective in helping patients through the recovery process after their hip or knee replacement safely and quickly.

Advantages of Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement

Some of the benefits achieved with rapid recovery joint replacement technique include:

  • Significant reduction in pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Early mobilization and quicker rehabilitation
  • Ability to walk within 4 to 5 hours of most knee and hip replacement surgeries
  • Use of advanced pain management techniques
  • Use of efficient and minimally invasive surgery techniques
  • Postoperative planning and support
  • Comprehensive preoperative assessment and coaching
  • Discharge date is planned prior to the surgery
  • Rehabilitation or home care is organized prior to your admission to the hospital
  • Care providers are regularly in touch with you even after discharge, keeping track of your progress and recovery
  • Physical therapy instructions are provided prior to the surgery to strengthen joints and help accelerate recovery after joint replacement
  • Preoperative session to eliminate anxiety associated with joint replacement
  • Superior overall patient satisfaction

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