For those with severe joint pain, everyday activities can feel like overwhelming challenges. Thanks to the Allegiance Joint Replacement Center, you don’t have to live with pain.
Since opening its doors in 2002 as one of the first of its kind in Michigan, the “Joint Camp” has helped over 4,000 patients with the most advanced surgical techniques to reduce hip and knee pain.
Simply put, we focus on decreasing your pain, increasing your mobility, and best of all, improving quality of life.
Allegiance Health is proud to be a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement. This designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network is awarded to medical facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care – and has recently been expanded to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost efficiency measures..
Is It Right For You?
The Joint Replacement Center offers a structured program focused on those who elect to have surgery due to severe joint pain. Our focus is on patients who want this procedure and are eager to actively participate in their recovery.
If you have questions about whether or not you should undergo joint replacement surgery, we encourage you to talk with your physician about treatment options.
What You Can Expect
Before Your Surgery
Our program begins four to six weeks before your surgery, when your physician schedules your surgery date.
Selecting A Coach
You will be asked to select someone, a friend or loved one, to be your coach. This person will play an important role in supporting you through your recovery. Your coach will be asked to join you for your pre-operative education session and tour, and during the group physical therapy sessions, if possible, while you are in the hospital.
Pre-Operative Tour and Education
Approximately 10 to 14 days before your surgery, you will be invited to the hospital to complete any tests you may need, tour the Joint Replacement Center and meet our staff. You will also be given an overview of the program and a detailed education packet to take home and review, including a set of strengthening exercises that you can do in your home to help prepare you for surgery and speed your recovery.
A New Approach to Recovery
Each week, a new group of patients enters our three- to four-day program, on Mondays and Tuesdays, for surgery that same day.
While you are in the hospital, you will be part of a structured recovery process. Therapy sessions are scheduled twice a day. Therapy includes both individual and group sessions so our patients can encourage each other. You will also be invited to have your meals in the Activity Room with your coach and the other patients. This ability to share your experience with other patients in similar situations improves motivation and aids in the healing process.
During evening hours, you will have an opportunity to socialize and join group activities. After all, recovery is more than hard work—it should include a little fun.
We’ve thought through every step of the process to ensure that your experience is as positive as we can make it. Each day you will be greeted with a newsletter that helps detail the day ahead and provide useful tips and information.
Your last day at Allegiance Health is celebrated with a gourmet meal selected from a special menu created by the Commons Café.
Support When You Get Home
Even though you will leave the hospital by Friday, our support to you will continue for the duration of your recovery period. Our goal is to provide you with a thorough recovery process. You will leave with a number of exercises that you can do on your own. We will schedule a home health professional to come to your home and assist you.
Physical rehabilitation appointments may also be scheduled. All of these components of the program are focused on helping you increase your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.