FAQ’s regarding Private Total Joint Replacement

FAQ’s regarding Private Total Joint Replacement

Why choose Acumen for total joint replacement?

  • Acumen is a leading private health and surgery model with a specialized team of orthopedic surgeons and dedicated staff. We are committed to patient care, appropriate wait times and have a track record of successful joint replacement surgeries make us a preferred choice.

Which joints does Acumen specialize in for replacement?

  • Acumen specializes in total joint replacement of the hip and knee and partial knee replacement of the knee.

What is the process for scheduling a total joint replacement at Acumen?

  • To schedule a total joint replacement, start by consulting with one of our orthopedic specialists. They will assess your condition, discuss treatment options, and if joint replacement is recommended, our surgical coordination team will assist you in securing a surgery date.

How long is the recovery period after total joint replacement?

  • The recovery period varies depending on the individual and the joint replaced. Generally, patients can expect a hospital stay of a day, followed by weeks of physical therapy and gradual return to normal activities (6-8 weeks). Full recovery may take several months.
    * Please see our Blog: Total Joint Replacement and Recovery 

What pre-operative preparations are required before total joint replacement?

  • Pre-operative preparations may include medical evaluations, blood tests, and imaging studies. Your surgeon and the Acumen team will provide detailed instructions regarding necessary preparations and guidelines to follow before the surgery. You will meet with an Acumen team member prior to surgery to go over surgery preparation and expectations such as walking aids, nursing assistance, and timelines of follow up care as well. 

Are there support services available for rehabilitation and recovery?

  • Yes, Acumen provides comprehensive support services, including physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. Our team will work with you to create a personalized recovery plan to optimize your post-surgery outcomes. We are also happy to communicate with your therapist you may already have.

What follow-up care is provided after total joint replacement?

  • Follow-up care is an essential part of the recovery process. Acumen’s orthopedic team will schedule post-operative appointments to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and provide guidance on long-term joint health. You will also get updated x-rays to ensure healing. 

If you have specific questions or concerns related to your individual case, please give us a call at Acumen for personalized information and guidance.