Specialized Joint Education in Savannah

Joint Academy at St. Joseph's/Candler is a specialized program that focuses on: 

  • Pre and Post Surgery Patient Education
  • SMART Technology 
  • Evidenced-based care to ensure successful outcomes
  • Superior Customer Service to all Joint Replacement

Taking a New Approach to Patient Education

Joint Academy takes a proactive approach to patient education.  Each joint replacement patient will have the opportunity to attend an hour long pre-surgery educational class taught by a certified orthopedic nurse. They will:

  • Meet with members of the orthopedic staff to learn about their surgery
  • View sample implants and other equipment that will be used in their surgery and recovery
  • Learn what to bring to the hospital
  • Learn about post-op hospital care (pain control, infection control, physical therapy and more)
  • Learn how to prepare for post-surgery care at home
  • Address concerns about discharge from the hospital and options for extended care

Typically, patients who are mentally and physically prepared before joint replacement surgery experience:

  • More successfull outcomes
  • Shorter recovery and are able to return to daily activities faster
  • A more satisfied overall experience

Joint Academy Practices Evidence Based Care

With quality as its foundation, Joint Academy participates in many national healthcare quality initiatives from leading organizations in Healthcare Quality Improvement including:

  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

As part of these quality initiatives, Joint Academy implements treatment protocols that are supported by research and proven to be best practice in terms of safety and clinical effectiveness which minimizes the risk of complications.

Individualized Customer Service for Every Joint Academy Patient

Joint Academy takes a personalized approach to care for  the specific needs of every joint  replacement patient. Every patient can expect:

  • A customized, patient-specific itinerary of the daily activities
  • Individualized post-surgery treatment by nurses certified by the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses
  • After discharge phone calls: Each patient will get a follow-up phone call from a nurse to monitor your progress after discharge
  • Customized physical therapy program: Joint Academy's physical and occupational therapists work with every patient and their physician to create a customized rehabilitation program.

If you are considering joint replacement surgery, please call 912-819-4100 and ask to speak to someone with The Institute for Advanced Bone and Joint Surgery.

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Meet the team at St. Joseph's/Candler

Our team of highly-skilled doctors are experienced in many aspects of healthcare from primary care to emergent care to specialty care. Find a physician that meets your needs.

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