Memorial Hospital offers Rapid Recovery Program

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center's Orthopaedic Center of Excellence has created a Rapid Recovery program for total knee and total hip replacements. This program combines smartphone technology, support tools, and concentrated education for before, during and after surgery to allow for patients to begin healing at home as soon as a few hours after surgery. This program is geared toward healthier, and more active patients who generally have less risks after surgery.

Memorial Hospital's Rapid Recovery program utilizes dedicated orthopaedic nurse navigators to guide patients through the entire surgical journey. A post-surgical nurse is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help the patient and his or her coach with any questions or concerns after surgery. A thorough, detailed, electronic patient selection tool ensures individuals are a good fit for this program.

Some benefits of the Rapid Recovery program include: walking within hours of surgery; back in the comfort of your own home the same day as surgery; less risk of nausea, blood clots, and infection after surgery; coordinated care to include your coach every step of the way; excellent pain control with multiple methods of pain relief; superior patient satisfaction and experience; lower cost due to reduced hospital stay; and getting back to doing what you love quicker.

For more information on the Rapid Recovery program, call a Memorial Hospital orthopaedic nurse navigator at 812-996-5220.




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