AAMC’s dedicated unit employs staff focused solely on joint replacement surgery and offers the optimal healing environment. The Joint Center’s nurturing atmosphere involves group physical therapy, training with family members, and lunch with staff and fellow patients.
As part of your recovery, the morning after your surgery, you will be helped to your feet, and assisted in dressing in casual clothes. Facilitating a restored and active lifestyle is always the Center’s primary goal.
Another unique part of our healing environment is what patients and their families fondly call “Joint Camp.” An important part of the program, Joint Camp gets its name in part from the sense of shared experiences, camaraderie and companionship many patients feel toward one another. The philosophy of Joint Camp is that you and your family are not bystanders, but rather active participants with a common goal. A trained coordinator helps guide and assist you every step of the way.
More than 50 volunteers donate their time in the AAMC Joint Center. Volunteers are trained by physical therapists and act as volunteer coaches as well as help out with daily activities on the unit. AAMC Joint Center volunteers are a great source of support for patients and their families since many of them have experienced joint replacement surgery themselves.