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.
Most surgeries are performed early in the week. This results in
a similar recovery schedule for a group of patients, creating a
more supportive environment. Our patients begin rehabilitation
right away, performing ankle pumps almost immediately after
surgery. The next day, group therapy begins. Accompanied by
their coaches—usually family members who are trained as part of
the program—the patients in the group support and encourage each
other, often developing a camaraderie that lasts long after
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.