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Services and Treatments Offered:

We’ll look at your unique health history and goals for the future, to help you decide on a treatment plan that best fits your needs. Ottumwa Regional Health Center also has inpatient and outpatient physical therapy to assist with your needs after surgery.

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is pleased to offer Joint Camp. This program is exclusively designed for patients who are preparing for, undergoing and recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery. By attending Joint Camp, patients proactively prepare not only for surgery, but for the return home and how to gradually resume normal activities.

Family members are strongly encouraged to participate as a coach for the patient, helping them in the transition to home.  Patients and their coaches will attend a pre-surgery class so everyone knows what to expect throughout the process of surgery and after surgery.  This education gives the patient the opportunity to have an active role in their surgery recovery and rehabilitation.

“Patients who transition through Joint Camp have less anxiety about their surgery,” notes Dr. Brad Scott, Orthopedic Surgeon.  “They use less pain medication and go home sooner.  Their rehabilitation goes more smoothly and they have fewer infections and other complications.”

For more information contact Ottumwa Orthopedics 641-684-2684.

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