St. Dominic’s Orthopedic Services
At St. Dominic’s, we focus on quality patient experiences, extending a level of compassion, care and service that is uncompromised by changing healthcare trends.
The Joint Center program provides comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative services for our patients undergoing total hip and total knee replacement. Our program involves a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, which include doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social services and nurse case managers. This team of specialists working together help to provide you with a full array of patient services which include:
- Joint Class, education regarding your surgery and hospital stay provided by our joint educator
- Preoperative screening by our joint connection nurse practitioner
- Advanced planning for hospital stay and postoperative care
- Individualized physical therapy
- Occupational therapy- instruction on bathing, dressing, home safety, utilizing assisted
devices and more
Our goal in the Joint Center program is to make your recovery and postoperative rehabilitation as easy, pleasant, and productive as possible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns along the way. Our team is excited to be partnering with you in this process, and we hope that we can help you to approach your surgery with knowledge and confidence. We are here to assist you in anyway possible and are committed to helping make your surgery and recovery a success.
Should I have knee/hip replacement surgery?
The Joint Center at St Dominic Hospital has more information about joint surgery for your review:
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Orthopedics Information: This information section of the AAIS website provides educational information regarding joint replacement.
During hip replacement surgery, the damaged joint is replaced with a new, artificial joint. During the replacement surgery, the femoral head (ball) will be removed and replaced with a metal prosthetic ball. This prosthesis continues down into the shaft of the femur (thigh bone). The acetubular (socket) is then resurfaced with a new liner. The new ball and new socket are joined together to form the new hip joint.
During knee replacement surgery, the damaged joint is replaced with a new artificial joint. A layer of bone is removed during surgery from both the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) and replaced with an artificial surface. The back of the patella (kneecap) may also be resurfaced during the procedure. Your surgeon will discuss with you the procedure and can answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Your surgeon may prescribe a continuous passive motion (CPM) device. Movement after surgery can help minimize pain, and one way to do this is with a CPM. Most patients find this gentle, continuous movement prevents stiffness while resting in bed. The degree of motion can gradually be increased to help you maintain greater range of motion in your new knee or hip. The CPM may be placed upon your arrival to the surgical unit, or the following morning, depending on your surgeon’s specific instructions. If the CPM is uncomfortable, please tell your nurse or physical therapist.
- Main Hospital – 601-200-2000
- Scheduling Desk – 601-200-6732
- Pre-Admission Desk – 601-200-6737