Porter Regional Hospital Reinvents Joint Replacements

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: August 7, 2015

Orthopedics-Group-Physical-TherapyPorter Regional Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Medicine recently reinvented the way patients and their families experience joint replacement surgery. The result of their work is Porter’s new Joint Care Program – a comprehensive program that is based on an updated national best practice model for hip and knee replacements and structured around the fundamental principles of wellness.

Porter’s orthopedic surgeons, along with the administrative and clinical team at Porter developed this innovative program to improve outcomes and provide a superior experience for individuals having hip or knee replacement surgery.

“First and foremost, we do not see our patients as being sick,” said Orthopedic Patient Navigator Brandy Mills. “Instead, we see our patients as healthy individuals who are coming to the hospital because they have hip or knee pain and want to live a better quality of life by having joint replacement surgery.”

This fundamental concept of wellness is executed throughout the entire program, which incorporates advanced, minimally invasive, analgesic and rapid-recovery surgical techniques – with an environment that maximizes patient recover through education, and culture of early mobility, family involvement and group interaction such as group physical therapy and dining.

For more information about how to get relief from hip and knee pain, register for a free seminar at PorterJointCare.com or call 1-800-541-1861.

Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton, Marshall and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care. Porter is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.