If hip or knee pain has you considering a joint replacement, you might want to consider the Express Track option that is now offered at our Sentara OrthoJoint Center® locations.
This innovative option offers you all of the high quality care of our Sentara OrthoJoint Center coupled with a shortened hospital stay.
Express Track prepares you to return home the next day or even the same day of your joint replacement surgery to continue your recovery. At home, you may be visited by home care providers if ordered by your surgeon.
Talk with your orthopedic surgeon to determine if this is the right option for you. Once your physician has approved you for the Express Track option, you will need to be committed to preparing yourself by:
- Choosing a family member or friend to be your coach throughout the joint replacement experience.
- Completing a pre-surgery joint replacement education session for you and your coach.
- Strengthening you muscles with pre-surgery exercises.
An orthopedic patient navigator is there to help you every step of the way. It’s our goal to have joint replacement patients up and moving on the day of surgery. As an Express Track patient, you will start therapy the day of surgery, and be ready to continue your healing at home the next day or even the same day.
Express Track is available at the following Sentara OrthoJoint Center locations: