The Valley Hospital-Valley’s Total Joint Replacement Center-Comprehensive, patient and family centered care. That is exactly what you will find at The Valley Hospital. Valley’s Total Joint Replacement Center is a comprehensive, patient and family centered service designed to meet your needs from the moment you begin to consider joint replacement through your post-operative recovery.
Guiding you at every step: Orthopedic Nurse Navigator
Valley’s dedicated orthopedic nurse navigator works with every patient preparing to undergo joint replacement surgery, serving as their main point of contact throughout the entire process. The role of a nurse navigator is to ensure that patients and their families are prepared, informed and provided with exceptional care and service. The nurse navigator is available to answer questions, review education materials, coordinate pre-admission testing and evaluate patients’ individual needs to establish the best discharge and recovery plan for each patient.
Pre-Operative Education and Preparation:
When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. That is why Valley offers a pre-operative education class where joint replacement surgery patients can learn more about their surgery, meet the Total Joint Replacement team and have their questions answered. At Valley, the goal is to make each patients’s total joint replacement surgery experience as stress free as possible. Attending this education class has proven to be very helpful for patients in their preparation for surgery. Call (201) 447-8365 for information on our next class. You are encouraged to bring someone with you to this class. You are encouraged to bring someone with you to this class. You are encouraged to bring someone with you to this class. Whether it be a family member, caregiver or friend, it’s always good to have another set of ears listening to the information provided. In addition, Valley offers the Prehabilitation program which is a unique conditioning program that is completed prior to surgery. The program is focused on improving strength and endurance and restoring body awareness and confidence in preparation for optimal recovery.
Valley’s Total Joint Replacement Team:
Our doctors have helping people with joint replacements for more than 20 years. In fact, the medical protocols our surgeons helped to develop have become the best-practice standard for total hip, knee and shoulder replacements at many hospitals across the country.
Our multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, anesthesiologist, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists and other patient care specialists works with patients, families and primary care physicians to provide comprehensive and individualized care. In addition, Valley’s patient representative serves as an additional source of support for patients and families on the day of surgery.
The Total Joint Replacement team is committed to making patients as comfortable as possible during their recovery. This involves monitoring pain levels, setting comfort goals and administering appropriate medications and /or holistic offerings.
While every patient’s recovery is tailored to their own abilities and activity level, rehabilitation typically begins during the hospital stay. Our nurses and rehabilitation staff work with patients to set realistic mobility goals, starting them on a path to successful recovery. For many patients the ability to rehabilitate at home is not only possible but very beneficial for them as well. For appropriate patients, Valley Home Care offers the Steps Ahead Program, which offers in home post operative rehabilitation pain management and assistance.
To speak with our orthopedic nurse navigator, please call (201) 251-3317.
To reach the Total Joint Replacement Center, please call (201) 447-8365.
The Valley Hospital
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Orthopedic Nurse Navigator (201) 251-3317
Total Joint Replacement Center (201) 447-8365
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Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Valley Hospital Total Joint Replacement Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers for more information.