Southern California Orthopedic Injury & Disease Rehabilitation
Regain Independence After a Joint Replacement
Casa Colina’s Orthopedic Injury & Disease Program at
Casa Colina Hospital, a Joint Commission accredited facility, is a unique physician-directed
program designed to help older or medically complex patients who have
undergone knee or hip replacement surgery. Quite often, these individuals
may also have additional physical or cognitive impairments that require
special care in order to foster an optimal recovery from a joint replacement.
Research has shown that patients have a better recovery if they receive
this type of care within 3 to 7 days after surgery. This unique inpatient
program helps patients take full advantage of this window of recovery
as they travel through various levels of rehabilitation. We offer more
ways to help people regain their independence, return home, and enjoy
their lives again.
Casa Colina’s Orthopedic Injury & Disease Program inpatient rehabilitation involves:
- Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and licensed
nurses specializing in rehabilitation
- Doctors and nurses available around the clock
- All patient services directed by a physician
- A detailed clinical pathway of care designed for patients who have recently
had a joint replacement
- At least 3 hours of therapy, a minimum of 5 days a week (may include physical
or occupational therapies as well as other disciplines if needed)
- Weekly clinical-team conferences to discuss patient care and progress
State-of-the-art medical and rehabilitation hospital facilities, including
indoor and outdoor therapy gymnasiums, activities-of-daily-living suites,
aquatic therapy pools, laboratory, imaging and diagnostic services
A treatment plan tailored for the individual.
Before we recommend a treatment plan, we take into consideration many different
factors, including the patient’s response to the surgical procedure,
any post-operative complications, and pre-existing health conditions.
We also closely monitor the patient’s motor skills, including posture,
mobility, and coordination. Our healthcare professionals consider all
of the patient’s impairments as well as whether they are disease
or age-based. We then provide a comprehensive assessment, prognosis, and
rehabilitation plan for each patient.
While recovering from the temporary effects of surgery, we will help the
- Activities of daily living to resume independence with bathing, dressing,
feeding and personal hygiene
- Walking to promote mobility
- Use of adaptive aids and equipment
- Endurance activities that involve pacing and energy conservation
- Pain management techniques using an interdisciplinary approach
- Upper extremity range of motion and strength
Other patients may only require Casa Colina’s Outpatient Services,
where they may access a variety of programs that include:
Some patients may benefit from Casa Colina’s
Home & Community Program, which brings therapists to the patient’s own home environment.
The goal of this program is to help patients feel more confident within
their everyday surroundings by practicing real-life tasks. This includes
helping individuals to safely maneuver around the home, carry out their
normal errands, access public transportation, and return to work or school.
The program is completely customized to the individual’s lifestyle,
priorities and goals.
We will do everything we can to ensure that patients recover from joint
replacement surgery to their maximum functioning potential. Our experienced
physicians and clinical team find innovative ways for joint replacement
patients to regain strength and mobility so they can enjoy a rewarding
and independent lifestyle as quickly as possible.
For more information, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3900 or toll-free
866/724-4127, ext. 3900.