We know that joint replacement patients are not sick. They simply have received a new joint and want to return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible. That is why we have created a joint center dedicated exclusively to patients with joint problems. Our world-class physicians from Blue Ridge Orthopaedics provide high-quality care through the latest advances in technology and surgical techniques.
NewLife Center for Joint Health provides patients with a unique hospital experience. The center’s comprehensive planned course of treatment includes both pre- and post-operative services concentrating on patient involvement and physical therapy sessions.
Within the month prior to your joint replacement surgery, you will attend Joint Camp. During this time, you and your Care Partner will attend a preoperative class to become better informed on what you should expect before, during, and after your hospital stay. Former patients report that after attending the preoperative class, they have less anxiety for the upcoming surgery.
You will see a physician assistant and a joint care coordinator, who will oversee your care in the hospital. You will have blood work and an EKG done and attend a preoperative class and luncheon. This is a great opportunity to tour our facility and meet members of your care team.
We are aware of the pivotal role that family members and friends can have in surgery preparation and recovery. That is why we encourage patients to designate a Care Partner to help you through your experience. Keeping your Care Partner and loved ones educated and informed is one of the center’s key components.
Our patient satisfaction scores are among the best in the nation, and we are continually looking for ways to improve our program. If you have feedback you would like to provide, please let us know.
Your surgery will be performed by one of our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons. Along with specialized training in joint replacement, our surgeons bring years of experience and a passion for excellence.
You’ll recover from surgery within our designated Joint Center, a unit dedicated specifically to joint replacement patients. The unit features private patient rooms with private bathrooms, a gym for physical and occupational therapy sessions, and spaces for group and family gatherings.
Post-operative patients receive care from nurses and other medical professionals who are highly skilled in caring for orthopaedic patients. As you are recovering from surgery, our physical and occupational therapists will develop a rehabilitation program to meet your individual needs. Our unique program makes your road to recovery as easy and worry-free as possible. We use a team approach to your care that includes doctors, physician assistants, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and case managers.
We not only care for you, but for your Care Partner as well
Your stay at the NewLife Center for Joint Health offers personalized meals for your Care Partner during your stay, as well as an open refreshment area to ensure that you and your Care Partner are comfortable during your stay.
Discharge plans are discussed before surgery. Following surgery, the care team meets daily to finalize post-operative care plans or to make any necessary changes needed to ensure a continued, progressive recovery.
Once you are at home, you will still have the support of the NewLife Center for Joint Health team. In addition to follow-up visits with your surgeon and physical therapy sessions, our joint care coordinator will be available to answer questions and provide assistance if needed.