• Total Hip Replacement

    Every Step Joint Replacement Center

  • Those who suffer from hip pain know how frustrating even the simplest activities become – every step can be torture.

    When other treatment options just haven't been effective, total hip replacement is sometimes the answer. If you decide to undergo a total hip replacement, the Every Step Joint Replacement Center can help you return to a normal life as quickly as possible.

    What is the Every Step Joint Replacement Center?

    Every Step is a hands-on joint replacement program that emphasizes safe, quick recovery from hip and knee replacement. We do this by focusing on education, rehabilitation and peer encouragement in a group setting. And we work with you and your "coach" – a spouse, family member, caregiver or trusted friend – every step of the way.

    How does the program work?

    We have developed a comprehensive course of treatment in which you, your coach and other patients play key roles. You will participate in educational and physical therapy sessions with others who are also having joints replaced.

    This group approach provides much-needed support and encouragement throughout both the preparation for and rehabilitation from surgery.

    And with our team of providers, which is specially trained in hip replacement and recovery, most patients begin to see results just hours after surgery and are usually home within three days. Your team will include:

    • Board-certified orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists
    • Certified orthopedic nurses
    • Physical and occupational therapists

    How do I know if I need hip replacement?

    In a healthy hip, cartilage allows the ball to rotate painlessly in the socket. However, arthritis or other conditions can cause cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together.

    Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip problems, but rheumatoid arthritis, injury and loss of blood supply to the hip can also damage the joint.

    Please discuss the benefits and risks of total hip replacement with your doctor. To help determine if the surgery is right for you, certain diagnostic tests may also be necessary, such as:

    • Blood test
    • Urine analysis
    • X-ray
    • EKG

    Learn more about hip replacement surgery and what to expect.

    Why choose Every Step for hip replacement?

    At Every Step, every detail of your hip replacement – from pre-surgery education to post-surgery rehabilitation and recovery – is reviewed with you. The better you know what to expect and understand what is happening and why, the less stressful your rehabilitation will be. As an added benefit, reduced stress helps decrease your recovery time.

    Because of the collaborative nature of our program – between doctors and other providers, case managers, patients and their coaches – 98 percent of our patients go straight to outpatient therapy after their hospital stays. It's common in other programs for hip replacement patients to have to stay in a skilled nursing facility before returning home.

    We're confident your experience with us will be a positive one. Many former patients actually return to volunteer in the center to help other patients. Though the stay is just a few days, we believe you'll come to think of the Every Step team as family.

    Where can I find an Every Step center?

    The Every Step Joint Replacement program offers total hip and total knee replacement in Kingsport at Holston Valley Medical Center and in Bristol at Bristol Regional Medical Center, which features the region’s only joint program to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement.

    How do I get started?

    If you have questions or want to learn more about total hip replacement or the Every Step Joint Replacement Center, please contact us.

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    Is total joint replacement for you?

    If you have questions or would like to learn more about total knee or hip replacement, please let us know.

  • Bristol Regional Medical Center with Joint Replacement National Quality Approval Seal

    The region’s most acclaimed joint replacement center

    Wellmont’s joint center in Bristol is the region’s only program with Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement.