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Expert Hip and Knee Joint Care

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. Our goal is to assure every patient receives the highest quality personalized care. The objectives of joint replacement surgery are to reduce your pain, improve your mobility and restore greater independence
Patients receive inpatient care within a dedicated orthopedic unit with orthopedic-certified nurses and an exclusive rehabilitation team. The unit includes a rehab gym, private rooms, free Wi-Fi and a relaxing atmosphere. Our multidisciplinary team will work to ensure all of your medical needs are covered during your stay and throughout your recovery

Pre-Op Class

We offer a live, interactive pre-op class that will familiarize you and your “coach” (a loved one who will help you through your recovery) with the expectations of joint replacement surgery. The class covers topics such as how to prepare for surgery; what to bring to the hospital; your needs for recovery and rehabilitation; and what to expect during your hospital stay and during the discharge process. 
For class information and to register, please call (727) 893-6092. 

Physical and Occupational Therapy

A dedicated rehabilitation team of inpatient physical and occupational therapists provides rehabilitation therapy following your joint replacement surgery. Our goal is to restore your function as quickly as possible. 

Your rehabilitation team will work with you to strengthen your muscles and teach you how to safely perform tasks, such as changing clothes, bathing, going up and down stairs, and getting in and out of the car. This early rehab will help you to transition to the next level of physical therapy more easily. 
Following your joint replacement surgery, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital’s services include convenient outpatient rehabilitation. We are committed to providing outstanding physical and occupational therapy — from the inpatient stay to the outpatient care.

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