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.
Elise Matocha, RN and Coordinator of the Bone & Joint Center, works with patients and medical staff to provide seamless care.
An orthopedic surgeon surrounded by operating room staff and members of the post anesthesia care unit (PACU).
The patient’s first discharge planning session takes place soon after surgery. A case manager is presenting all appropriate paperwork.
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.
One of our clinical assistants applying a cold therapy pack to a patient after total knee replacement.
The nursing team keeps patients updated on safety protocol, including information on their medication, therapy schedule, and staff contact information.
Our nursing staff includes RNs to provide personalized care, and clinical assistants to assist patients with essential functions, including daily bathing.
Nurses prepare for shift change by thoroughly reviewing each patient’s record.
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.
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.
A registered nurse reviews doctor’s orders before coordinating next steps with the rest of the team.
Josephine (Josie) Moszynski, Director of Orthopedics at Seton Medical Center Austin, also oversees the hospital’s Bone & Joint Center.
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.