Considering Joint Replacement Surgery?
We know it may seem overwhelming. That's why at the Heartland Regional Medical Center, we've designed our program to put you at ease.
In just three steps, we'll see you through every phase of care, from pre-op education through your last inpatient therapy session. Along the way, you'll have the support of a dedicated care team - including your surgeon, program coordinator, orthopedic nurses, physical therapists and more - committed to helping you feel and move like you again.
When it comes to joint replacement, the more informed you are, the better your experience. In the weeks leading up to your surgery, you'll have the opportunity to meet with members of your dedicated care team; learn about your procedure, hospital stay and postoperative care; plan for a smooth transition home; and ask any questions to feel confident and prepared.
On the big day, your surgeon will make sure you're comfortable, and review what to expect before, during and immediately after your procedure. At Heartland Regional, we offer minimally invasive joint replacement solutions, including anterior approach hip replacement - a muscle-sparing alternative to traditional procedures. These techniques often offer less pain, faster recovery and a more functional, natural-feeling joint.
Finally, you'll spend a few days recovering in your own private room. Everyone's a little different, but on the first day, you'll work with a physical therapist to get up and moving. From there, we'll focus on achieving daily goals, helping build your confidence. Before you leave, you'll attend a Discharge Class where we will answer any last-minute questions - and send you home ready to rediscover the life you love.