Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Horizon
UPMC Horizon takes great pride in its comprehensive orthopaedic surgery program. Built on the expertise of its board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, who have more than 200 years of combined experience among them, UPMC Horizon's orthopaedic surgery program guides its patients through the entire process, from preoperative testing and education to postoperative care and rehabilitation.
Our surgeons have office locations in the Shenango Valley and Greenville as well as in Youngstown, Franklin, Meadville, and New Castle, making our orthopaedic surgery services accessible throughout the region.
Our surgeons specialize in a variety of orthopaedic surgery procedures, including:
Before undergoing orthopaedic surgery, patients may need to have a medical clearance with their family doctor and an evaluation with the orthopaedic surgeon. They will also have a telephone consultation with preoperative testing nurse.
Total Joint Education Class
Patients who have joint replacement surgery at UPMC Horizon are encouraged to attend our Total Joint Education Class, which may be coordinated with your preoperative testing. Many questions regarding planning for your surgery, learning about expectations during your hospital stay, and preparing for your recovery at home are answered during the class.
Topics covered during the Total Joint Education Class:
- Exercises to strengthen lower extremities
- Preoperative testing and what will happen the day of surgery
- Typical length of hospital stay
- Equipment used both in the hospital and at home to regain use of limbs and perform daily living activities
- Pain management
- What to bring to the hospital
- Getting the best results from surgery
- Any additional questions or concerns about the joint replacement surgery process
- Discharge planning
Class Schedule and Registration:
Total Joint Education Classes are held the second Thursday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. in Assembly Room A (basement) at UPMC Horizon-Greenville. Register for a class through your doctor or by calling Centralized Scheduling at 724-589-6681 or 724-983-8864.
Total Joint Replacement Rooms
Seven private rooms at UPMC Horizon-Greenville are devoted to total joint replacement patients.To help you to recover and relax following your surgery, these rooms have been furnished to suggest a home-like atmosphere, complete with reclining chairs specifically designed for orthopaedic surgery patients. A room service menu is also available so you may order your choice of meals.
Members of the nursing staff dedicated to caring for total joint replacement patients have received advanced training in orthopaedic surgery nursing, so you can be assured that your postoperative care is in skilled hands.
After surgery, patients have access to physical therapy and rehabilitation programs offered at both the Greenville and Shenango Valley campuses, as well as outpatient physical therapy at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services. In addition, the UPMC Horizon Pain Management Center offers a variety of pain-control options.