Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare now offers the Revive Joint Replacement Program at its Orthopedic & Robotics Center, featuring robotic-arm assisted surgical technology for total and partial knee replacements.
Through virtual 3D imaging, the orthopedic surgeon maps out each step of the surgical process prior to the procedure.
Patients also undergo Pre-Operative Admissions Testing with a registered nurse, which is then reviewed by an anesthesiologist. This identifies high-risk patients and unforeseen health conditions to ensure surgery and recovery go as smoothly and safely as possible.
Also as part of the Revive Joint Replacement Program, a preoperative education class, available in English and Spanish, teaches patients—as well as a designated family member or friend, also known as the patient’s “coach”—what to expect before and after surgery.
Then, after surgery, patients recuperate in Casa Colina’s private recovery suites, featuring daybeds for their “coaches,” private bathrooms and televisions, and indoor and outdoor visiting areas. Group activities and lunch with other joint replacement patients are offered to provide a sense of camaraderie.
In addition, Casa Colina’s orthopedic physical therapists are on hand to help patients begin their recovery, and return to mobility and their homes.
During the recovery period, Revive Joint Replacement Patients are enrolled in the JointCOACH online portal, which assigns patients with a personalized CarePath that addresses the steps needed to achieve a successful joint replacement experience, including instant reminders, answers to patients’ questions, and convenient access to their Revive orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic care coordinator, nurses, and physical therapists. Patients are monitored for 12 months postsurgery, according to a media release from Casa Colina.
“Casa Colina’s Revive Joint Replacement Program provides patients with complete, start-to-finish care,” says Luis A. Corrales, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the program’s director.
“A fundamental concept of wellness is executed throughout the entire program, which incorporates innovative robotic-arm assisted technology and minimally invasive, analgesic and rapid-recovery surgical techniques—with an environment that maximizes patient recovery through education, a culture of early mobility, family involvement, and group interaction.”
This is not your typical hospital program or hospital stay,” adds Felice L. Loverso, PhD, president and CEO of Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, in the release.
“Dr Corrales, along with the clinical team at Casa Colina, developed this innovative program to improve patient outcomes and provide a superior experience for individuals having joint replacement surgery.”
[Source: Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare]