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Irenia Vinuya, RN and Coordinator of the Bone & Joint Center, conducting a pre-operative surgery visit with a patient — explaining what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery.

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Elise Matocha, RN and Coordinator of the Bone & Joint Center, works with patients and medical staff to provide seamless care.

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An orthopedic surgeon surrounded by operating room staff and members of the post anesthesia care unit (PACU).

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The patient’s first discharge planning session takes place soon after surgery. A case manager is presenting all appropriate paperwork.

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An occupational therapist demonstrates a sock aide from the patient’s hip kit. The kit contains four items used to assist with normal daily activities following total hip replacement surgery.

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One of our clinical assistants applying a cold therapy pack to a patient after total knee replacement.

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The nursing team keeps patients updated on safety protocol, including information on their medication, therapy schedule, and staff contact information.

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Our nursing staff includes RNs to provide personalized care, and clinical assistants to assist patients with essential functions, including daily bathing.

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Nurses prepare for shift change by thoroughly reviewing each patient’s record.

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Our teams of physical and occupational therapists work in tandem to provide patients with assistance in exercise, gait training with assisted devices, and basic functional skills for self-care at home.

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One of our physical therapists instructing a patient on stair therapy and proper use of a walker during his first day of post-operative care.

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A registered nurse reviews doctor’s orders before coordinating next steps with the rest of the team.

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Josephine (Josie) Moszynski, Director of Orthopedics at Seton Medical Center Austin, also oversees the hospital’s Bone & Joint Center.

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On the day of discharge, a nurse helps a patient prepare by providing information that will be helpful at home, including a medication regime which sometimes includes breathing treatment with a nebulizer as seen here.