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North Mississippi Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center is a special department with a staff dedicated to the care of hip and knee replacement patients. Our approach focuses on patient education and rehabilitation that centers on family involvement and patient group interaction.
The Joint Replacement Center program is part of North Mississippi Health Services. The NMHS flagship hospital, NMMC, was the 2006 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award - an award based on innovative practices, commitment to excellence and outstanding results in health care. NMHS received the award in 2012. The Joint Replacement Center is on the fourth floor of NMMC-Tupelo, a 650-bed regional referral center that holds the distinction of being the largest private hospital in Mississippi and the largest non-metropolitan hospital in America.
NMMC serves more than 650,000 people in 22 counties in north Mississippi, northwest Alabama, and portions of Tennessee. The Joint Replacement Center successfully performs more than 550 joint replacements every year.
“My mother can walk now and she was almost unable to walk at all.She loved the equipment for
exercise and everything we needed
was on the unit.”– daughter of former patient
“I’m still getting better each day. I feel better and am continuing to improve. My physical therapist was very good and I enjoyed what
they did for me.”– former patient
“My husband is so much better. He feels better than he has in 20 years and is able to get out and work much more than he could before. We love the Tupelo hospital and the Joint Replacement Center. It’s great that they have one centralized place for joint replacement patients.” – wife of former patient
"I was amazed at the kindness and caring of everyone on the staff, including my surgeon. I am in much less pain and am getting around much better. I'm thankful for the Joint Replacement Center." – former patient
To improve the health of our patients by providing compassionate care through our Joint Replacement Center.
To improve the patient's quality of life and mobility through surgery and the rehabilitation process.
To focus on educating the patient and their family, motivating patients to strive for independence and increased endurance in their mobility after the discharge process.
The main focus of the Joint Replacement Center is your wellness. For example, on the first day after surgery, clothing from home is worn. This makes the individual and group exercise sessions more comfortable. Exercise is started on the first day after surgery and is done twice a day. The occupational therapy department will instruct on how to correctly perform daily activities like dressing, bathing, climbing stairs, etc.
Please browse our website to find out more about the Joint Replacement Center. For more information, call the Joint Replacement Center clinical director at (662) 377-3550 or (662) 377-7156.