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Forward Motion Joint Replacement Program

If you are missing out on the things you love -- walking the dog, playing golf, gardening, or playing with the kids -- it may be time to consider a knee or hip replacement.

Tailored for Success

This goal-based program is tailored to your individual needs for a safe and successful recovery. This program includes:

  • A pre-operative education class that offers an overview of what to expect from pre-op testing to discharge after surgery
  • A printed guide for patients
  • A private room with flat screen TV
  • Nurses and therapists who specialize in the care of the orthopaedic patient
  • Many ways to manage your pain
  • A physical therapist to help increase your mobility and build strength
  • An occupational therapist to educate you on protecting the new joint and the use of assistive devices to get dressed and attend to your personal care
  • A discharge planner to ensure a thorough and safe discharge plan
  • Arrangement for equipment, if needed
  • Comprehensive discharge instructions

The Forward Motion joint replacement program at Duke Regional Hospital was developed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic nurses, nursing assistants, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, case managers, and discharge planners.