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Mercy Gilbert Medical Center offers "Gold Seal of Approval" in Total Joint Replacement

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for their Joint Replacement - Knee and Hip programs demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with clinical expertise and leading edge standards.
Orthopedic Conditions
The average adult human body has 206 bones and a countless number of joints, ligaments and tendons. With so many moving parts, it is understandable that there would be a long list of problems and orthopedic conditions that may affect the human body. Orthopedic conditions most commonly treated by our surgeons include:
 sports and overuse injuries
 fractures
 osteoarthritis
 inflammatory disease
 obesity
Orthopedic Care Class
Mercy Gilbert offers an orthopedic care class called Preoperative Total Joint Replacement for anyone who's decided to undergo a hip or knee replacement, or is considering it. Knowing what to expect before, during and after your joint replacement will not only put your mind at ease, but it is key to a successful recovery.
Our comprehensive joint replacement program will address your role and needs from pre-surgery through your recovery. We will also help prepare your family for how they can be a supportive partner in your recovery process. Our goal is to prepare you physically and mentally so you can regain your independence and enjoy an active lifestyle.

This free, hour-long orthopedic care class, taught by the nurses and staff in the orthopedic department, covers everything you need to know about the procedure:
 pre-habilitation exercises to maximize joint mobility and strength  post-operative planning, including home safety preparation, medications and supplies, and healthy meal planning  review of your orthopedic surgery procedure  post-surgical pain management and wound care  rehabilitation equipment, goals and exercises  resources such as advanced directive forms, Department of Transportation forms for temporarily disabled people and local skilled nursing facilities (if needed)  A tour of the orthopedic unit to view patient rooms, amenities and equipment.

Find An Orthopedic Specialist Today
If joint pain is preventing you from keeping up with your regular activities, consult with a Dignity Health orthopedic specialist or surgeon. For a free doctor referral, please call ResourceLink at 1-877-728-5414 or email         ResourceLink@DignityHealth.org      
Dignity Health in Arizona Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Barrow Neurological Institute and Urgent Care Centers in Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Maricopa and Queen Creek make up Dignity Health in Arizona. St. Joseph's Westgate in Glendale will soon open in April 2014.
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