When the time has come for you to seek a total joint replacement, Alton Memorial Hospital has a dedicated team of health professionals who have one goal — to get you on the move to a healthy you. As a surgical patient you will have a private patient room, pre-surgical education, open visiting hours for your loved ones, the latest options for minimally invasive procedures and advanced pain control following surgery.
Your health care team is here to help you recover faster. They will include:
- Orthopedic surgeon
- Anesthesiologist — a physician or advanced practice nurse
- Case manager — a registered nurse or social worker
- Registered Nurse
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Joint class educators
To help you prepare for your total joint replacement, the hospital has developed a Joint Replacement Guide that will help you from prepare for the procedure, ensure you have a safe and successful surgery and finally go home and return to the highest level of function possible.
For more information about Total Joint Replacements call 618.463.7600 or email us.