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Preparing for your joint replacement surgery with The Orthopedic Institute at West Valley

12/3/2008 1:00:00 AM

Goodyear, Ariz. (October 29, 2008) – What can you expect each day of your hospitalization for your knee or hip replacement surgery? How will your pain be controlled? What will you be able to eat? How can physical therapy assist in your recovery? What is your expected recovery time after surgery?

If any of these questions have come to mind as you consider or plan for your joint replacement surgery, then The Orthopedic Institute at West Valley has the answers. With 116 years combined experience in orthopedics, our 14 physicians are dedicated to providing expertise, compassion and exceptional care to all prospective, current and future orthopedic patients.

Beginning Monday, November 3, 2008, The Orthopedic Institute at West Valley will offer its Total Joint Education Class every first and third Monday of each month. The Total Joint Education Class will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Classroom of West Valley Hospital and will cover information you need on patient care, physical therapy, case management and pharmacy with time allotted for a question/answer session. Attendees will also receive a Total Joint Education Class binder with a variety of recommendations and educational materials to help you prepare pre- and post-operatively.

West Valley Hospital’s Joint Education Class is free; however, class size is limited to 15 patients and one guest/family member per patient for a total of 30 attendees.

To register for a Joint Education Class and for additional information, please call (623) 882-1821.

West Valley Hospital is located at 13677 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear, AZ, 85395.

About West Valley Hospital—West Valley Hospital is a 164-bed, acute care community hospital located in Goodyear, Arizona. From state-of-the-art obstetrics and a full-service emergency department, to medical and surgical services, cardiovascular and intensive care, West Valley Hospital is dedicated to meeting the greatest needs in our communities by providing the most comprehensive healthcare available. With exceptional people providing exceptional patient care, West Valley Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.

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Thursday, May 1 \ 6-7 pm

Paradise Valley Hospital
3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, 85032

Does Pain Affect The Way You Walk Or Limit The Things Your Can Reach Or Carry?

Discover common causes of knee and shoulder conditions and how to manage them. Discussion includes common injuries, osteoarthritis management, arthroscopy and robot-assisted surgery, non-surgical options, and the importance of exercise and staying active.
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Thursday, May 8 \ 6-7 pm

Arrowhead Hospital \ Sierra Room
18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale 85308

What's Wrong With My Shoulder?

Learn about your options and the most advanced treatments for shoulder pain, including minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, as well as shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement surgery.
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Thursday, May 15 \ 6-7 pm

Arrowhead Hospital \ Sierra Room
18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale 85308

Living with Knee Pain? MAKOplasty Partial Knee Replacement

Robotic partial knee resurfacing technique is an innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure that can rid you of knee pain. Learn about MAKOplasty® an early treatment option for osteoarthritis that may result in a faster recovery time and a more ‘natural’ feeling knee.
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Thursday, June 5 \ 6-7 pm

Paradise Valley Hospital
3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, 85032

Does Pain Affect The Way You Walk Or Limit The Things Your Can Reach Or Carry?

Discover common causes of knee and shoulder conditions and how to manage them. Discussion includes common injuries, osteoarthritis management, arthroscopy and robot-assisted surgery, non-surgical options, and the importance of exercise and staying active.
Register

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