After Joint Replacement Surgery

Post Operative Planning & Support

Recovery is an important part of the Joint Camp experience. Being aware of your discharge options and developing a discharge plan before you are hospitalized is very important. On average, most knee and hip replacement patients are in the hospital for three days. Shoulder replacement patients typically stay for two days. Therefore, patients do not have much time during hospitalization to develop a discharge plan. It is important that you attend Joint Camp Orientation so you can hear your options for discharge. Keep in mind that the type of insurance you have plays a role in what options are available to you for physical therapy following surgery. Here are some of the options for continued physical therapy:

  • Home health physical therapy
  • Home exercise program
  • Outpatient physical therapy
  • Inpatient rehabilitation facility for a short time

The clinical resource manager will discuss these options in more detail at Joint Camp Orientation. It is strongly recommended that you have a second choice or plan for therapy in the event your first choice is not available due to insurance restrictions or lack of bed space at an inpatient rehab facility. Remember to plan ahead.