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Taking Care of a Severely Injured or Diseased Joint is More Than Applying State-of-the-Art Surgical Techniques

It is the skilled, hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing that determines the best overall plan of care, remembering of course, that we are not treating a joint, but a human being.

Today, Americans are enjoying longer, more active lives than in any time in history. Yet, as we age our bodies change and a lifetime of activity and occasional abuse takes its toll on everyone. Sometimes those changes result in specific problems related to joints and muscles. Painful, stiff joints can become lifestyle altering and prevent many individuals from participating in the daily activities they enjoy. At McLeod Orthopedic & Spine Specialists, we apply our clinical expertise to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from joint pain or discomfort.

The orthopaedic surgeons who perform joint reconstruction surgery have particular expertise in the operating room. However, if it is at all possible, they prefer non-surgical solutions. If surgery is the right solution, McLeod Orthopedic & Spine Specialists physicians have the training and skill you can trust.

Prior to surgery, patients of McLeod Orthopedic & Spine Specialists are offered a total joint education class. The class, which is taught by registered nurses and physical therapists, provides patients the opportunity to learn about the expected length of stay, pain management, and how to use rehabilitative equipment.

Total Joint Replacement Classes

Specially designed for patients preparing for joint replacement surgery. Located in the McLeod Day Hospital Conference Room classes are taught by a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist.

Three classes available:

  • Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays 1:00 p.m.

Patients will learn:

  • What to expect prior to surgery, during surgery, and after surgery
  • Where to go on the day of surgery
  • Why rehabilitation is so important and what you can do now to prepare
  • How to prepare your home

Bring family member or friend who will be participating in your recovery.

To Register:

Patients please call McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at 843-777-2095. Physician offices can register patients for the class when pre-registering them for surgery at

McLeod Regional Medical Center is a Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery.



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