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Take a Stand Against Joint Pain

The ultimate goal of people opting for hip or knee replacement is to improve their comfort and ease of movement. The Joint Replacement Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano offers minimally invasive techniques to get patients back to an active life.

In the past, total knee or hip replacement surgeries required lengthy hospital stays and extended recovery times.
Focused on wellness and rehabilitation, the Joint Replacement Program at Texas Health Plano helps shorten hospital stays while speeding up the recovery process.

Because you may have questions about your surgery or rehabilitation options, Texas Health Plano provides access to a joint care coordinator. Bridging the care gap, the joint care coordinator works with patients and physicians to coordinate the patient’s entire experience, from pre-operative education to preparing for discharge.

“When it comes to successful hip or knee replacement surgery, education is key,” says Roger Emerson, M.D., medical director of the Joint Replacement Program at Texas Health Plano. “Patients and their families are educated before surgery about what to expect, and they receive support from other patients in group physical
therapy as well as from family members during the rehabilitation process.”

Patients utilizing the Joint Replacement Program at Texas Health Plano also benefit from the following:

• a thorough patient guidebook

• a unit designed to help patients focus on progress instead of pain

• all-private rooms

• group lunches with coaches, staff and other patients

• physicians, nurses and therapists who specialize in the care of joint replacement patients

For more information about the Joint Replacement Program at Texas Health Plano, call the joint care coordinator at 972-981-2817 or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

(Spring 2010)

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