Knee Replacement Patient Guide
Welcome to the Kaplan Center for Joint Reconstruction Surgery
On behalf of the orthopaedic surgeons and staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Kaplan Center for Joint Reconstruction Surgery, thank you for entrusting us with your care. We are proud of the orthopaedic care we provide and are pleased to offer this Guide as a way for you and your family to fully understand what you can expect when you come to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for your total joint replacement surgery.
Preparing for any type of surgery is an undertaking for patients, as well as their families. Each patient is an individual and assumes a very important role in planning his or her care. The material in this Guide describes the typical routines and practices associated with having and recovering from a total joint replacement.
This information and advice comes from the collective experience of health care providers, patients and families at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. In no way is it intended to substitute for the dialogue you will have with your surgeon and other health care providers involved in your care. We hope that the material will help in your conversations with those involved in your care. We encourage you to carry this Guide and refer to it throughout your experience. You will also find that it is a convenient place to file other information, pertaining to your care.
We are committed to providing you with an excellent experience. We welcome your comments and suggestions to let us know if there is anything else we can do to help achieve this. Thank you again for choosing Newton-Wellesley Hospital and for entrusting your care to one of our physicians.
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