Joint Camp is a program within Newton Medical Center dedicated to preparing and educating total hip or knee replacement candidates and their families. The program is a step-by-step guide designed to ease participants through total knee or hip replacements and recovery. This guide can be an effective communication and educational tool to review with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and family. Participants learn:
- What to expect every step of the way
- What to do before and after surgery
- How to care for the new joint
Discover if Joint Camp is right for you; attend our free introductory seminar.
- Normal anatomy of the knee and hip
- Clinical manifestations of joint-related problems
- How the joint specialist determines a patient’s condition
- Available treatments — nonsurgical and surgical
The seminar is given in a PowerPoint format with a follow-up question-and-answer session. Patients receive exercise handouts for and brochures about hip and knee pain.
An additional perk of attending the seminar: Appointments are reserved specifically for seminar registrants who choose to see one of our orthopedic physicians — shortening the time to be seen typically to within two weeks, rather than the typical four to six weeks.
A good candidate? Anyone experiencing hip or knee pain who is ready to do something about it!
Joint Camp seminars take place on the second and last Tuesday of every month, 3-5 p.m. at Newton Medical Center.
Registration is required. Please call Amanda Church, RN, BSN at 316.804.6222.