Joint Replacement Care Plan at Grand View Hospital

The Joint Replacement Center’s care plan is the step-by-step guide we follow to ensure safety, comfort and the best possible outcome for your joint replacement. Our nationally recognized Joint Replacement Center Coordinator works closely with you and your family to put your personal care plan into action:

Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Education & Pre-Admission Testing 
For your convenience, we have combined your pre-operative education class with your pre-admission testing. During this half-day session, you will:

  • Complete your pre-admission testing
  • Learn what to expect during and after your hospital stay
  • Have questions about your surgery answered
  • Meet with our Joint Replacement Center staff

Rehabilitation – Starting the Day After Joint Replacement Surgery
Rehabilitation in the hospital usually starts the morning after your surgery and continues until you are discharged. Under the supervision of our highly-skilled physical therapists and occupational therapists, most patients:

  • Are standing and walking the first day after surgery
  • Receive an individual therapy session, followed by group therapy twice a day
  • Return home within three days after surgery

Rehabilitation – After Leaving Grand View Hospital
While the staff of the Joint Replacement Center helps prepare you to return home quickly, your rehabilitation doesn’t stop after you leave the hospital. Many patients can:

If you are unable to return directly home, our Joint Replacement Center Coordinator helps arrange a stay for you at a nursing center or rehabilitation facility.