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 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
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.