Patient-Centered and Family-Focused Education
The Total Joint Center places great emphasis on patient education to enhance healing at every stage. Each patient receives a guidebook that serves as a reference before, during and after surgery. Pre-operative classes help to ease anxiety before surgery and guide the patient through what to expect the day of the procedure and each post-operative day after surgery, as well as during therapy routines. Family involvement is encouraged to facilitate in the patient’s recovery process. Loved ones, referred to as “coaches” in the Total Joint Center, are invited to help provide confidence, motivation and support to the patients.
For more information about the Total Joint Center, contact Director Jeff Olsen at (801) 479-2675. To schedule an appointment for evaluation call: (866) 887-3999.
Ogden Regional Medical Center has received 5 stars for the quality of our Total Knee Replacement care from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care!
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Following surgery, patients in the Total Joint Center participate in individual therapy sessions, attend group exercise classes and track their “hiking” on a Mountain Board. The therapy sessions encourage an atmosphere of team work and camaraderie among patients, as well as friendly competition.
The Total Joint Center’s Dedicated Staff
The Total Joint Center’s staff members are experts in all aspects of service delivery. The team includes specially trained and experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeons, dedicated nurses, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation technicians, and case managers specializing in total joint care.
The Wellness Environment
Although patients in the Total Joint Center are in the hospital, they are not inherently sick. Following their day of surgery, they get out of bed and dress every morning in their own clothes instead of wearing hospital gowns. The group exercise classes and group lunches also help to promote the wellness environment.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"I was pleased with all the staff for providing good service. The nursing staff was especially excellent. Dr. Sorenson was so good at letting me make decisions and help me so much. I had the other knee done at another facility and this was just opposite of what I experienced there. I now know what it's like to have a good experience. I was very happy with this hospital and delighted that it went so well. I felt good when I left the hospital, so we went to Maddox to celebrate!" - Lorna, Ogden, Utah
”My hip kept hurting and I couldn't walk, it kept me from doing everything. My doctor said it was time to replace it, so I came to Ogden Regional. I couldn't have asked for better treatment. EVERYONE was kind and sweet. It was a 100% positive experience. I'm back to gardening. I've had people ask me how long it's been since I had my hip replaced and I've said 'six weeks' and they say, 'you're kidding me..really? You're doing so well!“ - Betty, Duschene, Utah
On the Road to Recovery
Total Joint Center patients “graduate” on their third post-operative day and most patients are discharged directly to home where they will continue physical therapy at home or in an outpatient setting. The goal is to return patients to a more normal, healthy lifestyle as soon as possible. Whether it be golfing, swimming, bowling, dancing, or hiking, the Total Joint Center at Ogden Regional will assist you every step of the way as you reach your personal summit!