The Center for Joint Replacement

At The Center for Joint Replacement, we offer patients a unique program designed to encourage the best results leading to a goal of hospital discharge in three days or less. Were continuously evaluating and measuring our performance to ensure that we provide the highest quality care possible, tailored to each and every patient.

The Center for Joint Replacement

The Center for Joint Replacement is a specialized unit within our hospital that's dedicated solely to patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

  • The Center is 4,100 square feet.
  • The orthopedic unit has 10 beds.
  • Palm Bay Hospital is 1 of 9 in the United States to obtain the C.A.R.E. (Center for Advanced Recovery) designation center recognized for excellence in clinical programs, operations, and patient experience.
  • In addition, Palm Bay Hospital has received the Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement, and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Certification.
  • The unit is staffed with an experience team of surgeons, specially-trained nurses, therapists, and technicians.
  • The staff is dedicated to high quality, compassionate care in a safe and healing environment
  • Preparation, education, continuity of care, and a pre-planned discharge are essential for optimum results in joint surgery
  • Patients having joint replacement surgery (which includes hips, knees, and shoulders) will go through a comprehensive program that is designed to:
    • Educate about the procedure and follow-up care
    • Assist and support rehabilitation
  • Guidebooks are provided for your patients to use from day one through six weeks after surgery
  • Classes for each patient will be held prior to surgery so patients know exactly what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery
  • Most patients will be able to walk the first day after surgery and move towards normal activity in six to twelve days

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