Joint replacement surgery is a complicated procedure, so we want to ensure that you are informed and cared for every step of the way. At Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, we've assembled an impressive, talented team to provide education and treatment before, during, and after your procedure.
Our orthopedic team includes:
- Orthopedic Surgeon manages patient care pre-operatively and performs surgery.
- Registered Nurses (RN) will manage care in the operating room (OR) by assisting the surgeon as well as coordinate your care on the inpatient unit during your hospital stay.
- Surgical Assists and Technologists help with your surgical procedure. They manage equipment, set up and maintain the sterile field, and help ensure your safety during surgery.
- Nurse Practitioners (NP)/Physician Assistants (PA) may coordinate care, help with pre- and post-op education, and manage medications.
- Hospitalists help manage medical care for patients requiring non-orthopedic medical expertise while they are in the hospital.
- Physical Therapists (PT) are focused on increasing strength and mobility, to help you regain function and range of motion and return to normal functional activities, such as going up and down stairs safely. They will teach you exercises to perform after your joint replacement surgery and show you how to use your walker or crutches properly.
- Occupational Therapists (OT) will teach you how to safely resume daily activities such as bathing, grooming, and dressing. Your OT will also discuss what types of adaptive equipment, such as reachers, sock aids, shower benches, and toilet risers, are best for your particular needs, and teach you how to use them.
- Case Managers assist with discharge planning and helping you make a smooth transition from the hospital to home or a rehabilitation facility.