Joint Replacement Surgery Program

All-Inclusive Joint Replacement Surgery Program

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 better informed patient always responds better. That’s why patients come to Herrin Hospital’s Joint Camp.

Through an alliance between the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and SIH, you can have the same expert care that has earned RIC the ranking of “Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991.

To find a Joint Camp Surgeon, call 618.942.2171 ext. 36200

How does Joint Camp work?

First, all patients who will be having surgery the same week attend an education class together. The session tells you what to expect from your surgery and the rehabilitation regimen during recovery. It also teaches you what you can do before surgery to help you recover more quickly, including in-home prep to make your home more safe, and strengthening exercises. You are encouraged to bring a coach – a significant other who will attend physical therapy sessions with you. During the pre-op session, you get to know other patients, which can pay off later in some friendly post-surgery support.

What to Expect

Next, you receive a handbook and valuable pre- and post-surgery information, such as medication education, pre- and post-surgery exercises, more information about what to expect in the hospital and discharge planning.

After surgery, physical therapy usually begins with a one-on-one session before you participate in group therapy. We want you to practice getting dressed and moving around while you are in the hospital, to make you feel more confident by the time you get home.

Your Joint Camp Team

Joint Camp patients are cared for by a dedicated team that includes specially-trained orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, a dedicated nursing staff and case managers. Most patients progress through the program uniformly and in a timely fashion and are discharged by the end of the week.

Classes

Joint Camp Education Class

Date: Please visit the “SIH Classes and Events” page
9:30 AM to10:30 AM
Herrin Hospital
Conf. Room 1C
Pre-registration is required
Registration Details: 618.942.2171 ext 35490 or ext 35856
Presenter: Stephanie Banks, Orthopaedic Coordinator
Contact: Stephanie Banks, 618.942.2171 ext 35856

This class is for knee and hip surgery patients and their caregivers. During this session you will learn what to expect from your surgery and the rehabilitation regimen during recovery. You will also learn what you can do before surgery to help you recover more quickly, including in-home prep to make your home more safe, and strengthening exercises. You are encouraged to bring a coach—a significant other who will be your support person at home after your surgery.

SIH Orthopaedic Class

Date: Please visit the “SIH Classes and Events” page
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
Pre-registration is required
Registration Details: 618.942.2171 ext 35490 or ext 35856
Presenter: Stephanie Banks, Orthopaedic Coordinator
Contact: Stephanie Banks, 618.942.2171 ext 35856

This class is for knee and hip surgery patients and their caregivers. During this session you will learn what to expect from your surgery and the rehabilitation regimen during recovery. You will also learn what you can do before surgery to help you recover more quickly, including in-home prep to make your home more safe, and strengthening exercises. You are encouraged to bring a coach—a significant other who will be your support person at home after your surgery.

Joint Camp Caregivers Class

First Monday of Every Month
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Herrin Hospital
Conf. Room 1C
Pre-registration is required
Registration Details: 618.942.2171 ext 35490 or ext 35856
Presenter: Stephanie Banks, Orthopaedic Coordinator
Contact: Stephanie Banks, 618.942.2171 ext 35856

To help guide you through your loved one’s joint replacement surgery, this class offers tips on preparing you for the patient’s recovery journey.

  • Fall prevention tips
  • Discharge options
  • Rehabilitation opportunities
  • Medication education
  • Importance of exercise
  • Steps on how to change dressings