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Joint Replacement Center

JRC Typical day

Day of Surgery

 

You may get out of bed with physical therapy or nursing depending on arrival time to 4 South post-surgery

 

Knee patients:

  • Patients with knee immobilizers will remain in place until post-op day one.

  • Some patients will be set up to a continuous passive motion machine after surgery.


Daily Schedule
7-7:30 a.m. • Breakfast
7:30-9 a.m. • Occupational therapy (assists with dressing and transfers to recliner in room)

  • OT may assist with car transfer and tub/shower transfer if able

8-10:30 a.m. • Physical therapy (assists with walking and stair training)
10:30-11:30 a.m. • Group exercise class – please have your coach attend
11:30 a.m. • Lunch. You will remain sitting in your recliner during lunch.
1-2:30 p.m. • OT (assists with car transfer and tub/shower transfer) or PT (assists with walking and stair training)
2:30-3:30 p.m. • Group exercise class – please have your coach attend
3:30 p.m. • Return to room

  • If your doctor has ordered continuous passive motion you will be set up for two hours.
  • You may ask for assistance back to bed when you are ready.

 

*All times are subject to change.

 

Hourly Activities

  • Ankle pumps
  • Incentive spirometry/deep breathing exercises