Joint replacement patients need specialized care before and after surgery for the best outcomes. In 2012, Herrin Hospital implemented a unique model of care, Joint Camp, for hip and knee replacement patients. Joint Camp combines surgical expertise, top-notch therapy, specially trained nurses and valuable education to give you a better experience and faster recovery when facing joint replacement surgery.
Joint replacement is a treatment option when pain:
- Is severe
- Interferes with daily activities
- Interferes with work
Joint Camp programs are used at some of the nation’s top hospitals as a proven method to help patients ease their anxiety and experience a better outcome while recovering more quickly. Herrin Hospital’s Joint Camp earned the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval means Joint Camp at Herrin Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with hip and knee replacement surgery.
Joint Camp is an all-inclusive program that educates you and your family about joint replacement surgery, provides a group therapy experience, and better prepares you to go home and return to normal activities. A well-informed patient always responds better.
Benefits of joint replacement surgery at Herrin Hospital include:
- Group therapy
- Specialized gym for Orthopaedic patients
- Certified Orthopaedic Nurses
- Joint Camp Coordinator
- Discharge classes for patient and family
- Occupational Therapist specifically designated for Joint Camp
To learn more about SIH’s Joint Camp for your joint replacement surgery, call (618)942.2171 ext 35856