Orthopedic Joint Center
Southwest General’s Orthopedic Joint Center (OJC) offers shorter
hospital stays and more rapid recovery for patients having knee and hip
replacement surgery. Most patients take their first steps on the same
day of surgery and are usually home 1 to 2 days. Physical therapy continues
once patients are discharged, allowing them to make a full recovery in
The OJC provides is recognized for providing:
- High-quality care
- State-of-the-art procedures
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster patient recoveries
- Excellent patient education
- A team-oriented approach to care
- An emphasis on wellness that continues post-surgery to promote a healthy lifestyle
A Specialized Approach for Quality Outcomes
Special program features that help patients get back on their feet sooner include:
Patient Education–Extensive education before and after surgery helps patients know
what to expect so they can properly prepare and participate fully in the
Teamwork–Our dedicated team of skilled specialists provides each patient
with individual attention from pre-surgery education through post-surgery
rehabilitation. Each team member has a critical role in helping patients
achieve a full recovery. Team members include board-certified orthopedic
surgeons; experienced orthopedic nurses, and physical and occupational
therapists with special training in orthopedics.
Advanced technology–Computer-assisted technology for better implant alignment and quicker recovery.
Standardized protocols–Procedures for administering anesthesia, managing post-surgical
pain and rehabilitation, all of which are focused on helping patients
Champion support–Patients select a trusted, dependable family member or friend to
serve as their champion. Champions participate in patient education, serve
as a second set of ears, and offer moral support and encouragement to
help patients move smoothly through recovery.
Emphasis on wellness–To promote the rehabilitation process, from the moment patients
enter our facility and throughout their stay, they are treated as healthy
individuals - educated, encouraged, coached and inspired to attain a full
recovery with the best outcomes possible. Each patient receives individual
attention and compassionate, comprehensive care. They enjoy spacious private
rooms with a variety of amenities and shared meals in the comfortable
patient dining area.
Awards and Recognition
The Orthopedic Joint Center has received the following recognition for
its outstanding quality care:
UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Specialty Center - United Health Group -- In recognition of the OJCs commitment to quality health care and cost-efficient
delivery of care.
Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement - Blue Cross and Blue Shield -- Reflecting demonstrated commitment to providing quality care and better
overall outcomes for knee and hip replacement surgery.
For Information and Patient Referral
Not all patients are candidates for the Orthopedic Joint Center program.
To learn more about the Center and for patient referral information, call
Southwest General’s Health Connection, at