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Dedicated Orthopaedic Services

Highland Hospital offers a comprehensive program of services for patients undergoing knee replacement.
  • Dedicated operating room for orthopaedic surgery

  • Dedicated orthopaedic unit

  • Three surgical suites dedicated to joint replacement
  • Clinical pathways of care/guidelines for total knee replacement

  • Rehabilitation therapy available

  • Pre-hospital assessment and patient education programs

  • Discharge planning and coordination with home health programs

  • Joint Care Center

Dedicated orthopedic units in hospitals are those that have staff members who are specifically trained to work with people who have orthopedic conditions. Having highly skilled staff, specialized equipment, and areas designed for orthopedic recovery, reduces the risk for developing avoidable problems while in the hospital.

Hospital programs, processes, and services have an effect on the length of stay, prevent complications, and can contribute to improved outcomes for persons undergoing total knee replacement (NIH Consensus Development Conference on Total Knee Replacement, December 8-10, 2003, Final Statement; Arthritis & Rheumatism, September 2002: 46(9); 2436-2444; Journal of Nursing Administration, November, 2001: 31(11); 544-549).