Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W, West Haverstraw
NY 10993
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Joint Replacement & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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A Personal Approach to Joint Replacement & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Our skilled specialists design an individualized treatment plan to meet each patient’s specific needs for recovery following a knee replacement, total hip replacement, hip fracture or other condition. Each patient is cared for by an interdisciplinary joint replacement and orthopedic rehab team under the direction of a physiatrist who specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation. Working collaboratively towards the patient’s goals, the team consists of rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, case managers and other professionals. This dedicated team of clinicians specialize in orthopedics and holds certifications and specialties in orthopedic rehabilitation. Family members are encouraged to participate in the rehabilitation process. Joint Replacement Rehabilitation FAQs.

Joint Replacement & Orthopedic Rehab Admissions

Patients who have had a single or bilateral joint replacement (including knee replacement, total hip replacement using an anterior or posterior approach, etc.)  or hip fracture may be admitted to HHH’s acute rehabilitation unit or our Transitional Care Unit, depending on the patient’s medical condition, surgical status and age. The rehabilitation length of stay ranges from 5 to 7 days. Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, the program serves patients from throughout the New York Metropolitan region, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Customized Treatment Plan for Joint Replacement & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

In order to maximize knee replacement recovery, hip replacement recovery, and recoveries from other orthopedic conditions,  the rehabilitation team communicates on an ongoing basis with the referring surgeon with regard to the patient’s weight-bearing status, medication and therapies. The basis of the orthopedic treatment plan includes:

  • Physical Therapy restores mobility, endurance, strength and range of motion
  • Occupational Therapy focuses on activities of daily living, including self-care and home & food management skills
  • Pain management includes use of heat and cold modalities
  • Individual & group therapy sessions utilizing NuStep, CPM & other equipment as indicated
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Medication evaluation & optimization
  • Patient/family education
  • Case management/discharge planning, including ordering of mobility and adaptive devices
  • Individual home exercise program
  • Inpatient Orthopedic Discharge Information

Follow-up Care

Following inpatient rehabilitation, joint replacement and orthopedic rehabilitation patients may benefit from HHH’s full continuum of care, including:

The Helen Hayes Hospital Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program is JCAHO and CARF Accredited.

Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal Scope of Services

Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal Disclosure 2017

For more information, please contact the Helen Hayes Admission Referral Center:
1-888-70-REHAB ext. 4535
To schedule a guided tour, call 845-786-4118