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. 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
- Outpatient physical therapy
- Inpatient rehabilitation facility for a short time (must be pre-approved by your physician)
- Physician directed home exercise program
The orthopedic nurse navigator will discuss these options in more detail at Joint Camp Orientation. Remember to plan ahead.