When you have hip replacement surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s Joint Health Center, you can expect to be actively involved in your treatment through each step of the program. Preparation, education, continuity of care and a pre-planned discharge are essential for your optimal results. Every detail, from pre-operative teaching to post-operative exercising, is considered and reviewed with you. Our Joint Care Coordinator will be a resource for you, assisting by coordinating all pre-operative care and discharge planning.
Our team approach to care makes Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s Joint Health Center unique. By incorporating family involvement and group support, patients are encouraged and motivated in their recovery. We encourage you to have a family member or friend be your “coach” to help you stay on track as you recover from surgery.
Before your hip replacement surgery, we will set you up on our Guided Care Path, an online tool for you and your coach to follow from six weeks pre-op until three months post-op and beyond. The Guided Care Path is designed to help you know what to expect from each step along the way, what you need to do to prepare for surgery and make the most of recovery, and how to care for your new hip as you begin using it.
Physical therapy is very important when you have hip replacement surgery. We get you out of bed the same day as surgery to take small steps. The next morning, we start you walking, then it’s group therapy twice a day, as well as individual walking goals. All of our hip replacement and knee replacement patients have therapy together, which helps to motivate everyone to do their exercises and reach their goals. Depending on their situation, a hip replacement patient might not need physical therapy after they leave the hospital.
Our team of joint replacement experts will help you find out if hip replacement surgery is right for you and help you learn about the process and preparation. Then after surgery, will guide you through recovery and rehabilitation.
Matthew Hebert, MD
Diana Kruse, MD
Michael Lamson, MD
David Marcu, MD