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Orthopaedic Surgery at AVH

At Allegheny Valley Hospital, our physicians specialize in orthopaedic surgery. Our clinicians work together to ensure that you get an accurate diagnosis and an individualized and effective treatment plan. We provide exceptional orthopaedic care and the comfort, security and convenience of being close to home.

To find an Allegheny Health Network physician who specializes in orthopaedic surgery call 412.DOCTORS (412.362.8677).

SURGERY
Allegheny Valley Hospital’s surgeons and surgical nurses provide the expertise and care necessary to ensure our patients have a flawless experience before, during and after their surgical procedures.

We also offer:
Center for Joint Success – Hip and Knee Replacement Classes

Regaining Your Freedom
One of the major factors that ensure a successful recovery from any surgery is knowing what to expect during your hospitalization and rehabilitation. This is true for patients as well as families.

At Allegheny Valley Hospital, patient education is a high priority. We want to answer all your questions and make sure your hospitalization and recovery go as smoothly as possible. Therefore, we conduct an education class for all patients scheduled for total joint replacement surgery and for individuals who are considering surgery.

The class is conducted by members of our Joint Replacement Program Team and is offered free of charge.

Class Schedule
• Classes are scheduled every other Wednesday, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and last for one hour.
• Necessary blood work will be drawn during class between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
• A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m.
• Cardiograms, chest X-rays and initial physical and occupational therapy visits will be completed, if desired, immediately following the class.

Class Topics
• The Joint Replacement Procedure
• How to Prepare for Surgery
• Anesthesia Evaluation
• The Recovery Process
• Pain Management
• Physical and Occupational Therapy
• Follow-up Care

Ask your orthopaedic doctor about the schedule. As soon as you and your physician have decided on total joint replacement, call to reserve your place in one of our classes. Class sizes are limited and registration is required.

We are dedicated to returning total joint replacement patients to independent living and improved quality of life. To schedule your class, please call 724.226.7300.Testing must be completed no more than 30 days before your surgery.