Joint Replacement Program at SHHEC
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast offers a Joint Replacement Program that is devoted to patients needing joint replacement surgery on their hips, knees or shoulders.
Joint Replacement Class
Patients in our Joint Replacement Program attend an educational session before their surgery to help them understand what to expect before, during and after surgery. During the class, patients receive an educational guide that serves as a valuable resource during pre-operative planning, physical therapy, and your return to an active lifestyle. Please click here for an introduction to the class.
Our Healthcare Team
The program offers a team of skilled orthopedic surgeons with experience and specialized training in joint replacement surgery. Working with a team of nurses and technicians who also specialize in joint replacement, the surgeons work in state-of-the art operating rooms dedicated to orthopedics. Communication between the patient, family, physician, nursing staff, physical therapists, social worker, and nutritionist is the key to successful joint replacement.
Benefits of a Dedicated Joint Replacement Program
All of the staff are dedicated to improving the outcomes of each patient and returning them to an active lifestyle. Advantages to the patient by using this team approach are:
- Quicker recovery time
- Faster return to home and to normal activities
- Pain relief
For more information on the Joint Replacement Program, please call:
Linda Ledford, RN
Joint Replacement Coordinator