Joint Camp

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center’s Joint Camp Provides an Innovative Approach to Rehabilitation

The Orthopedic Center at UH Geauga Medical Center provides the highest quality of care in a specialized, state-of-the-art facility. UH Geauga Medical Center’s Joint Camp, an innovative care delivery approach, allows small groups of patients to assist each other through the entire joint replacement surgery experience, from pre-op to post-surgical rehabilitation.

The support and encouragement patients get from one another and from the hand-picked staff who provide exceptional customer service enhance the preoperative and recovery periods. Additionally, each patient can select a care partner – whether spouse, friend or other loved one – to help them through the process and even stay in their room.

Pre-Op Classes

Joint Camp at UH Geauga Medical Center starts a few weeks before a patient’s joint replacement surgery. At this time, patients gather at the Orthopedic Center for an informative class to learn all about the surgery, from pre-op to the procedure to postoperative rehabilitation.

Surgery and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Patients come to the Orthopedic Center the morning of their minimally invasive knee or hip surgery. This allows time for the patients and family members to get acquainted with the nursing team and to explore the hospital room.

After undergoing joint replacement surgery, the patients interact and work together as a group during rehabilitation. Participants in our Joint Camp benefit from the friendships made and the friendly competition among fellow patients as they work to recover from surgery. In some circumstances, care partners may participate during the rehabilitation process at Joint Camp.

Private Rooms and Hotel-Like Ambiance

The UH Geauga Medical Center Orthopedic Center is housed in a dedicated facility that resembles a hotel. Amenities include:

  • Beautifully furnished private rooms
  • Sleeping accommodations for care partners/spouses
  • Gourmet dining with more than 20 main course selections
  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Hairdressing services
  • Dining room or private room service meal options

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