Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center introduces new concept in joint-replacement surgery

DAVENPORT, Fla. (July 28, 2016) — Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is changing the way patients and their families think about and experience total joint replacement with the introduction of the Joint Replacement Center. A ribbon-cutting event was held for the Joint Replacement Center at Heart of Florida on July 26. The center offers a comprehensive program that is based on a national best-practice model for hip and knee replacements and is structured around the fundamental principles of wellness.
The Joint Replacement Center environment maximizes patient recovery through education, a culture of early mobility, family involvement, and group interaction. One person — a care coordinator — oversees the entire stay and is their resource before, during and after discharge. Patients attend a pre-operative class one to two weeks prior to surgery. They meet their team and learn in detail about the procedure, what to expect in the hospital, and how to care for oneself after discharge.

In the photo (courtesy of the hospital): Dr. Paul Dowdy, Dr. Chad Lamoreaux, and Dr. Gabriel Perez attend the ribbon-cutting for the Joint Replacement Center at
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