Orthopedics Rehabilitation Program
Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital's Orthopedic Program is designed to meet the needs of a diverse orthopedic population and return them to their highest functioning level. Expertise includes total hip/knee replacements, hip fractures, multiple fractures, back patients, including laminectomy/compression fractures and patients sustaining injuries from trauma.
Who should be referred?
Braintree's Orthopedic Program is designed for individuals with multi-trauma, fractures, and total joint replacements that contribute to limitation in functional areas.
- Comprehensive Evaluations (by all treatment team members)
- Comprehensive Medical Management
- Mobility, home, and community skills training
- Self care training
- Use of therapeutic modalities
- Home safety assessment
- Case Management
- Weekly Teem Meeting
- Family Conference (as needed)
- Self-medication Program
- Leisure Skills and Vocational Assessments (as needed)
- Comprehensive Outpatient Services
Total Joint Center
Braintree's Fast Track Program provides a continuum of inpatient and outpatient care designed specifically for individuals who have had joint replacement surgery. The Program encourages physicians and patients to begin the referral process prior to surgery; this may include a patient/family tour, pre-op teaching, and a meeting with the Center's clinical treatment team.
To maximize recovery, patients are generally admitted to our inpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program on post-op day three. Treatment starts on day one. For patients able to tolerate this aggressive, intensive program, successful outcomes are generally achieved in five to seven days. Patients are then referred for outpatient services.
Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation focuses on improving:
- Range of Motion
- Activities of Daily Living
Braintree has designated a specific clinical team to treat total joint patients. Led by a physiatrist, the team is comprised of rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and case managers.
The team provides:
- Medical Management
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Patient Education
- Home Exercise Program
- Adaptive Equipment
- Team Meetings
- Discharge Planning
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