Performing more than 700 surgical procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder each year, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is the leading joint replacement provider in all of eastern Connecticut and western Rhode Island. New techniques and longer-lasting artificial implants make joint replacement a treatment option for many adults with joint pain. L+M's mission in each joint replacement surgery is clear: to safely help patients regain as much ease and comfort of movement as possible thereby fostering a more active, healthy and happy lifestyle.
Pre-Op Joint Replacement Surgery Class
Attend a pre-op informational session to learn what you can do prior to your surgery, what to expect during your hospital stay, and the recovery process. Check for our next available class.
Registration is required.
Our highly-skilled surgeons offer the latest in advanced joint replacement surgical techniques. L+M's individualized care to joint replacement has a track record of fewer complications, rapid recovery times and long lasting benefits. Our joint replacement team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, nurses, technicians and therapists specially trained in total joint care. Our multidisciplinary team is with you at each step along the way, helping you understand what to expect before, during and after surgery. From post-operative recovery and throughout your rehabilitation, we offer a patient-centered approach to getting you back to a healthy and active lifestyle.
Nationally Recognized - The Joint Commission Gold Seal Award
The Joint Replacement Center at Lawrence + Memorial has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its total hip and total knee replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Lawrence + Memorial’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.
"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Lawrence + Memorial has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with total hip and knee replacement," says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend L+M for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Specialized Care During Your Stay
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital has a designated post-surgical unit for specialized care where patients begin their recovery in a comfortable environment, with specialty trained staff. Our goal is to make you comfortable during your stay, while getting you quickly on the road to recovery and rehabilitation. The Joint Replacement post-operative unit offers the following:
- Interdisciplinary approach toward patient-centered care at the bedside
- Private rooms for total joint replacement patients
- The latest in hospital patient bed technology
- Individualized inpatient rehabilitation, post-operatively on the orthopedic nursing unit
- Flat screen TVs in every patient room
- Free Wi-Fi available
- Room Service
- Free Valet Parking
- Quieter unit environment - clinical staff use of wireless paging system
The team works closely with referring physicians to guide each patient from pre-surgery education through post-surgery rehabilitation and recovery. Minimizing your pain is a goal of the team. Prior to surgery, your plan of pain management is determined by your surgeon and reviewed with you, so you understand the course of treatment which will be taken post-operatively.
Once you are home, your rehabilitation can continue with outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation, available through Lawrence + Memorial's Signature Rehabilitation sites conveniently located in East Lyme, Waterford and Groton.
Surgical Procedures include: