“Joint Academy” Prepares Patients for Total Joint Replacement Surgery

On July 8, 2013, Ohio Valley conducted its first “Joint Academy” class!  The Ohio Valley Joint Academy helps prepare patients for total joint replacement surgery.  Important topics such as preventing infections, pain management, physical therapy, nutrition, discharge planning and safety at home are discussed.  Patients receive a Joint Academy manual, which includes a comprehensive checklist to assist with planning for surgery, recovery and rehabilitation.  A tour is provided after each class, to familiarize patients with Ohio Valley departments such as Physical Therapy and the Inpatient Unit.

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