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Joint Replacement at Saint Vincent Hospital

The Saint Vincent Total Joint Center boasts patient satisfaction scores in the top 1% of hospitals in Pennsylvania and offers innovative pain management techniques for joint surgery. Located on the 7th floor of Saint Vincent Hospital, it is designed specifically for total joint replacement patients. Joint replacement patients are typically scheduled for surgery on Monday or Tuesday with a plan for discharge to home on Thursday or Friday of the same week.

The Total Joint Center staff takes a team approach to joint replacement, calling upon patients to join together with each other to help with their recovery. Therapy sessions include group exercises and fun activities, which have also helped to reduce patient hospital length of stay. Special features of the program include:

  • Nurses who specialize in the care of joint patients and will teach you how to care for yourself at home
  • Emphasis on group activities as well as individual care
  • Nurse case manager who coordinates all preoperative and patient-centered discharge planning
  • Highly skilled physical therapists and occupational therapists