Mountainside Medical Center received Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Total Joint Knee and Total Joint Hip.
When you have chronic knee or hip pain, even favorite pastimes can be a chore. Wear and tear caused by osteoarthritis is common as we age, but joint pain can be caused by other conditions such as vascular necrosis — limited blood supply to the joint, which causes bone tissue death. Past injuries or surgeries can cause chronic joint pain as well.
At Mountainside Medical Center, our expert staff and orthopedic team are committed to providing you excellent care throughout your experience with your Joint Surgery. We carefully plan your care with the goal of a speedy and successful journey to recovery. The healthcare process can be daunting and that’s why we have developed The Total Joint Program to answer your questions, assist you in the process and provide you the resources you’ll need to resume your normal activities again.
A Team Approach
The Total Joint Program is staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons who specialize in knee and hip replacements. The multi-disciplinary approach starts with the patient and includes the surgeon, the patient’s primary care physician, the hospital, certified orthopedics nurses, and rehabilitation and office staff.
Once you and your doctor have decided that joint replacement is the next step, we will work with you to make sure you are ready for surgery. This includes blood work and appropriate medical clearances for surgery as well as a preoperative joint replacement class.
Joint Camp - Pre-surgery Education
To help you prepare for your surgery, Mountainside Medical Center provides a pre-operative education class for total hip replacement, knee replacement and shoulder surgery. Taught by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, the class fully prepares you for each step of your surgical process.
In this one hour class, you will learn about your surgery, preparing for surgery, how to care for yourself in the recovery period after surgery, how to prevent infections, and how to complete the exercise program to fully benefit from surgery.
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the Mountainside Medical Center campus, we provide free valet parking to our participants.
To learn more about our program or to schedule your post-surgery appointment, please call 973-429-6389.