1. Describe the Total Joint Program at the ASC.
The goals of joint replacement surgery are to relieve pain, help the joint work better, and improve walking and other movements. The Total Joint Program provides comprehensive preoperative, surgical, and postoperative rehabilitation services for patients undergoing Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement surgeries. A physical therapist will be in the recovery room to support patients in mobility, so they can get up and moving freely as soon as possible.
2. Why is this program beneficial or unique to our community?
Total joint replacement surgery is among the most performed procedures in the United States, and, with the aging of our population, it is expected to grow quickly. The main reason people have this type of surgery is to no longer suffer from chronic and excruciating pain. Restores movement, activity, and quality of life.
3. Which providers serve in this program?
The surgery is performed by Orthopedic surgeons. In our ASC Dr. Chris Jarrett is the physician that performs the total hips and knees.
4. What types of services are provided under this program?
The Total Joint Program provides comprehensive preoperative, surgical, and postoperative rehabilitation services.
5. Which conditions will be treated throughout this program?
The most common conditions that lead to joint replacement surgery are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are, however, other causes of joint pain that may also lead to joint replacement including hereditary disorders, developmental problems, and trauma.
6. What can a patient expect if participating in this program?
After total knee or hip replacement surgery and rehabilitation you can expect gradual improvement over the coming months. You should gradually expect less pain, stiffness and swelling, and a more independent lifestyle. Returning to work depends on how quickly you heal and how demanding your job may be on a new joint.