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The Orthopedic Team

Orthopedic patients at Greenwich Hospital receive care before, during, and after treatment from a highly-skilled orthopedic team made up of the following specialists:

  • Orthopedic surgeons.  On call 24 hours a day to perform patient admission assessments, surgery, and monitor patient progress.
  • Program coordinator.  Available to patients before during and after surgery to facilitate a comprehensive and coordinated continuum of care.
  • Orthopedic nurses.  Specially trained in orthopedic surgical and post surgical treatment. All registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants must complete a rigorous training program, created in collaboration with physicians.
  • Orthopedic technicians.  Provide post operative patient care.
  • Physician assistants.  Provide surgical assistance and follow-up care in the hospital and in the doctor's office.
  • Anesthesiologists.  Physicians who administer anesthesia and pain medication. They monitor patients during surgery and make arrangements for pain medications after surgery to promote patient comfort.
  • Physical therapists.  Integral to patient recovery, during and after the patient’s hospital stay. They help patients to regain movement and learn techniques for activities such as getting out of a bed, a chair or a car, and walking up and down stairs.
  • Occupational therapists.  Work with patients to develop greater independence when performing daily living tasks.
  • Case managers.  Work with patients and families on discharge planning, insurance issues and additional areas of patient support.
  • Respiratory therapists, pharmacists and dietitians.  Additional members of the orthopedic team who address patient needs related to therapy, medication, and diet.