Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital's Joint Replacement Center

Let us help you enjoy a pain-free life

Don’t let joint pain keep you from doing things you love to do. Trust the experts at Norwalk Hospital’s Comprehensive Joint Replacement Center to help you get moving again, without pain.

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The Comprehensive Joint Replacement Center at Norwalk Hospital

Get moving again, pain-free

Here you’ll find an expert team of orthopedic specialists who are focused on helping you get back to the activities you love as quickly as possible. Here’s a closer look:

A recognized Center of Excellence for joint replacement

As a nationally certified Joint Replacement Center of Excellence since 2012, we’ve met rigorous quality measures for the way we deliver care. This means:

Importantly, ours is a dedicated unit for joint replacement patients only, staffed by a specialized team that includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, orthopedics-certified nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and a joint care coordinator.

Our Center of Excellence has 11 private rooms, each with its own bathroom with shower. We also have a spacious, well-appointed dayroom where patients take part in group and individual therapy sessions and education class. We also offer a comprehensive preoperative seminar so you know what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery.

Today’s most advanced surgical procedures and technology

We offer a full range of innovative technology and surgical techniques for joint replacement. Among the leading-edge resources we offer are:

We also use special techniques during surgery to minimize blood loss and complications. As a result, less than 1% of patients experience a complication while in the hospital, a rate that is nearly half of the national average.

A Better Experience. Our overall satisfaction rating when compared to others - 93% vs. 71%

The multi-modal latest pain management techniques improve your comfort and safety

Our comprehensive multi-modal approach to pain management helps speed your recovery and mobility without tubes, pumps or heavy reliance on narcotics:

  • Pre-operative medications address pain and nausea before they occur
  • Intraoperative injections (given during your procedure) minimize post-operative discomfort
  • Non-narcotic medications reduce reported pain and use of narcotics by nearly 50% when used after surgery
  • Nerve blocks offer pain relief by interrupting pain signals along sensory nerves without impairing your ability to walk and move
  • Cryo/Compression therapy (use of cold and compression) helps manage post-surgical pain and inflammation following knee replacement surgery

Early mobilization helps you recover faster, go home sooner

With pain effectively managed, most of our patients are up and moving within hours of joint replacement surgery. Under the careful guidance of our team of physical and occupational therapists, they participate in an exercise program tailored to their individual needs.

Faster Recovery, Less Complications, A Better Experience. Our patients are able to walk 100 yards just 2 days after surgery - 81% of patients vs. 61% of patients

But don’t just take our word for it

We’re proud that 93% of our patients score us a 9 or 10 out of 10 for satisfaction—a testament to how well they’re treated and how well they do.

Here’s what some of them have to say about their experience →

Request an appointment with a Norwalk joint specialist today!

*National averages and state averages data are based on the Marshall|Steele surveys collected from patients at post-operative office visits, hospital reported data in Marshall|Steele database, and Medicare and commercial insurance claims. Underlying Work © 2014, Stryker Performance Solutions. All rights reserved. Modifications © 2016. 2016-06v1

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