At Bryn Mawr Hospital we have the expertise to
handle any kind of hip and knee pain, and we do it better than anyone in
the region. What makes our orthopedic program different is that it is
totally focused on the patient, from education and surgery to
controlling postoperative pain and getting patients up and moving
quickly. Our goal is to return patients to the quality of life they are
expecting—playing golf, dancing at their daughter’s wedding, biking,
swimming—whatever patients perceive as their goal becomes our goal.
In the hospital, our patients wear their own comfortable
clothes. They stay in private rooms on a dedicated orthopedic
unit, staffed by specially trained orthopedic nurses and
physical and occupational therapists.
Patient experience is very important to us; our patients enjoy a
dedicated orthopedic program including a similar recovery
schedule that creates a supportive environment. Our patients
begin rehabilitation right away, performing ankle pumps almost
immediately after surgery and getting out of bed the day of
surgery. The next day, group therapy begins. Accompanied by
their coaches—usually a family member or friend who is a support
for the patient and welcomed as a part of the program—the
patients in the group support and encourage each other, often
developing a camaraderie that lasts long after their recovery.
A Program Committed to Education
Education, motivation and determination are the keys to success. We
provide education and encouragement to empower our patients. Before
receiving a joint replacement we ask that our patients attend a class.
Classes discuss joint replacement basics as well as what you need to do
before surgery, expectations for the day of surgery and after surgery
and discharge planning information. Questions are taken throughout.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.