Patient Education

During the pre-admission testing visit, each patient participates in an hour-and-a-half educational session with the nurses and therapists. This session provides an overview of the entire recovery and rehabilitation process starting immediately after surgery through discharge from the hospital.

Patients have many questions and concerns about surgery, especially regarding pain control, healing and resumption of normal activities. This education session assures that the patient knows what to expect and can begin the process free of any excessive concern or anxiety. By discussing issues such as mobility, pain control, and the discharge process during the first visit, we are able to facilitate the transition from surgery to resumption of normal life, and an enhanced quality of life.

Patients receive education about the Total Joint CenterPatients receive education in the Total Joint Center

Patient Education Guide

The Miriam Hospital has worked with orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists to develop a Total Joint Center that will shorten your hospital stay and further enhance your orthopedic care. Bringing together our combined expertise, we have created a multifaceted program that is unparalleled in our region. The center focuses on extensive patient education, exceptional surgical technique, excellent nursing care, and consistent therapy post-operatively.

Our program extends beyond your hospital stay, ensuring that your recovery, whether it is at home with services or in a short-term facility, is effective. This seamless continuum of care guarantees that you have the information, care and support you need every step of the way, enabling you to once again move like you're meant to.

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