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Joint Replacement Program

Welcome to the KDH Joint Replacement Program at King's Daughters' Health.  Our team of orthopedic surgeons, nurses, and therapists specialize in joint replacement care to provide you an exceptional experience from start to finish.  As we like to say ... Life is calling.  Go live it.

KDH Joint and Knee Replacement Program

King's Daughters' Hospital and KDH Main Campus Medical Building - 1373 East State Road 62, Madison
KDH Orthopedic Surgery: (812) 801-0848
KDH Joint Program Coordinator: (812) 801-8093

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Why have joint replacement surgery?  Most candidates for joint replacement surgery are individuals with chronic joint pain that keeps them from enjoying their favorite activities or that interferes with their ability to complete activities of daily living.  The goal of joint replacement surgery is to relieve pain and restore the patient's ability to enjoy activities. 

Benefits of new technology and procedures:  Advances in technology and surgery techniques - including anterior approach hip replacement and muscle-sparing knee replacement -  have significantly reduced recovery time for most patients.  Most patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement surgery walk the same day of their surgery, and most return home in one or two days.  New procedures, such as the anterior approach (for hip replacement) and muscle-sparing approach (for knee replacement) help limit post-operative pain. 

Benefits of a coordinated joint replacement program:  With a coordinated program, patients are actively involved with their care from the moment they decide to have surgery.  It also helps that our orthopedic physicians, nurses, and therapists are all trained in joint replacement care and procedures.  This helps them provide you the best care and achieve the best possible outcome.  Patients begin rehabilitation while at the hospital and continue therapy after discharge.  By coordinating care from start to finish, patients know what to expect throughout the process.  Care plans include everything from preoperative testing to post-operative therapy, and follow-up visits with the orthopedic surgeon. Our Joint Replacement Program Coordinator helps guide patients through the process.  With the orthopedic surgeons and pre-surgery testing located inside the Main Campus Medical Building and adjacent to the hospital, patients in the program can access care at one location.

Our Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic Surgeons at King's Daughters' Health are located on the second (2nd) floor of  the  KDH Main Campus Medical Building, 1373 East State Road 62, Madison.  To schedule an appointment, call (812) 801-0848.  You may also ask more about the Joint Replacement Program and joint replacement surgery. Our team of physicians include:
Dr. Ronald Auer
Dr. Travis Clegg  
Dr. Paul Rosenberg

Outpatient Therapy Options

After discharge from the hospital, patients have three local options for outpatient rehabilitation therapy:
Madison - KDH Rehabilitation Department  |  4th Floor of Hospital - 1373 East SR 62 
Versailles - KDH Medical Building  |  206 West Tyson Street
Vevay - Switzerland County Medical Building  |  727 West Highway 56

Joint Replacement Program - Patient Notebook

All patients entering the Joint Replacement Program receive a Patient Handbook.  It's an educational and informational tool for patients and family members - from the physicians, nurses, therapists and other members of your healthcare team.  Patients should bring the Joint Replacement Notebook to all of their appointments and to the hospital for surgery.  Members of the joint replacement team will provide updates throughout the process.  The Notebook is a resource with phone numbers, appointment dates and guidelines for care and recovery after surgery.  It contains answers to a variety of frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Program Overview

Once a patient and his/ her physician decides that joint replacement surgery is needed the program begins.  The process includes registration and insurance verification, pre-surgery testing, an orientation tour, and preoperative care and preparation information.  Team members review everything from medications to providing a checklist for the morning of surgery.  Patients will be asked to select a coach (often a spouse, relative, or close friend) who will assist them after surgery.  Once surgery is completed, patients will be moved to a private room on the fourth (4th) floor.  Nurses specially trained in joint replacement will help patients begin recovery.  Therapists will arrive to discuss specific targets and goals prior to discharge.  Follow-up appointments with the physician will be scheduled, along with outpatient therapy sessions.  The Patient Notebook includes a variety of exercises to be completed at home, and contains safety tips for every room in your house.

We're excited to offer local families a comprehensive joint replacement program from start to finish.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  We're here to help.  Remember:  Life is calling.  Go live it!   

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