Joint Replacement Program
Replacement of a joint that has deteriorated due to disease or trauma is an option for patients who no longer get relief from other treatments. For patients choosing joint replacement surgery, the Joint Replacement Program at Greenwich Hospital provides a full continuum of multidisciplinary orthopedic care with excellent results.
The orthopedic surgeons at Greenwich Hospital are leaders in total joint replacement, helping thousands of patients to regain more active lifestyles. Using state-of-the-art, proven techniques, Greenwich Hospital surgeons bring a high rate of successful outcomes to patients with a wide range of joint disorders, including:
- Chronic hip, knee and shoulder pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Congenital deformities
- Sports injuries
Advanced Anesthetic Pain Management
Greenwich Hospital anesthesiologists use leading edge techniques for pain management that reduce complications and accelerate healing. These options include:
- Femoral Nerve Block (for knee replacement). A pump delivers local anesthetic through a catheter placed next to the femoral nerve.
- "Pain Buster" (for shoulder replacement). A device delivers medication directly to the shoulder joint to ease post-surgical pain.
- "Single Shot" (for hip replacement). A local anesthetic is injected through a catheter directed to the three nerves of the hip joint.
A Dedicated Team of Experts
The Greenwich Hospital joint replacement team delivers exceptional clinical care in a compassionate and supportive environment. Known for its quality of care, the team includes specially trained surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants, nursing assistants, rehabilitation specialists, case managers and the program coordinator.
The program at Greenwich Hospital provides patients with individual attention every step of the way. Certified by the Joint Commission as one of the best programs in the country, Greenwich Hospital's commitment to excellence includes an emphasis on patient communication and involvement, with personal guidance provided by specially trained staff.
The program is designed to support and guide patients through each aspect of their surgery. Personal guidance is provided for each patient by the Program Coordinator, from the time the surgery is booked and continuing until after the patient returns home from the hospital or short term rehabilitation. Patient support includes making discharge arrangements, coordinating home care and rehabilitation services.
To learn more contact Program Coordinator Annie Nardi, RN, at 203-863-3577.
Ask the Center for Joint Replacement Program Coordinator
The program emphasizes patient education, including informational seminars for people considering surgery and preoperative classes for patients scheduled for the procedure. Preoperative classes are designed to address patient questions and concerns and include presentations and Q&A sessions with the Program Coordinator, a physical therapist and a case manager.
Learn more about Patient Education and Planning for Joint Replacement Surgery