Taking care of a severely injured or diseased joint is more than just applying state-of-the-art surgical techniques. It is the skilled, hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing that determines the best overall plan of care for each patient. We are not treating joints, we are treating people.
Muscle, bone, and joint conditions can affect your ability to perform daily activities. Washington Health System Center for Orthopedics is at the forefront of providing advanced orthopedic procedures. Using our clinical expertise, we can provide an accurate diagnosis quickly, and then develop a plan of care that fits the individual needs of each patient suffering from joint pain or discomfort.
We realize no one wants to have surgery, that is why we exhaust every appropriate treatment option before a surgical approach is considered. However, if a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our orthopedic surgeons are trained to correct problems related to joint pain.
Our Joint Care Program promotes an attitude of healthiness by focusing on wellness, motivation, and independence. Our patients participate in a blend of individual treatments provided by a multi-specialty team, along with designated group activities that provide encouragement and promote a successful recovery. Our goal is to return each patient to an active lifestyle, free of pain, as soon as possible.
Joint Care services are designed to address the personal needs of each patient and offer:
- pre-operative education program
- comprehensive individualized in-patient recovery process
- support and assistance in discharge planning
The Joint Center Program incorporates six interdisciplinary components in the care of the orthopedic patient. These six components, each of which is designed to improve the patient’s experience, include: