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Total Joint Replacement: The Joint Academy

You have probably lived for some time with chronic joint pain and swelling.

Non-surgical treatments (medication, therapy, injections, etc.) are no longer helpful and you and your doctor have decided to proceed with total joint replacement surgery. Most likely, you have many questions and concerns about total joint surgery. Ohio Valley is here to help.

We developed our “Joint Academy” with you in mind. It is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary education program developed to help patients like you play an active role in their health care. Our team of Orthopedic Physicians, Radiologists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Imaging technologists and Outpatient Testing Center staff are committed to providing you with an excellent patient experience.

Before your surgery, you and your “coach” will attend a special Total Joint Replacement Class. Your coach is a family member or friend who will serve as an encourager, household helper and supporter. This class helps prepare you and your coach for what to expect before, during and after surgery, and provides you with an opportunity to ask our nurses and therapists specific questions. Each patient will receive a Joint Academy instruction manual, which includes a comprehensive checklist to assist you with planning for your surgery, recovery and rehabilitation. After each class, our staff will lead a brief tour to help familiarize you with our different areas and departments.

An Ohio Valley nurse will call you to schedule your Joint Academy class and pre-admission testing. For your convenience, you may choose to do your testing on the same day as your class. Joint Academy classes are held every other Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Ohio Valley Medical Building at 140 West Main Street, Springfield, OH 45502.

The Ohio Valley health care team places a very high priority on exceeding patient’s expectations and always strives to treat you and your family with dignity, kindness and respect. We encourage your active involvement, questions and feedback throughout the course of your treatment.

 

Joint Academy Contact Information:

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital: (937) 521-3900

Located at 100 West Main Street, Springfield, OH 45502

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Ohio Valley Pre-Admission Testing Nurses:
(937) 521-3923

Ohio Valley Pre-Surgical Testing Center:
(937) 521-4930

Located at 140 West Main Street, Springfield, OH 45502

  • Blood Work
  • EKG
  • X-Ray

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Ohio Valley Physical Therapy: (937) 521-4960

Located at 140 West Main Street, Springfield, OH 45502

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Ohio Valley Case Manager: (937) 521-4927 or (937) 521-3900

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