Many people with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees gradually stop doing the things they love and just adapt their lives to cope with reduced mobility.
You are not like anyone else and you don't move like anyone else, so when it comes to choosing a hip, knee, or shoulder replacement, your orthopedic surgeon will look for the one that fits your lifestyle. The hip or knee that is right for you will provide a more natural feel and movement. Joint replacement can give you the freedom to do things you love to do.
Augusta Health is participating in a New Care Improvement Initiative from Medicare
The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, aims to promote quality and financial accountability for care surrounding lower-extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures, commonly referred to as hip and knee replacements and/or other major leg procedures.
Medicare is using the CJR model to encourage Augusta Health to work more closely with your doctors and other health care providers that help patients recover after discharge from the hospital. The goal of the model is to encourage these providers and suppliers to provide you with better, more coordinated care during and following your hospital stay. The model is expected to lower the cost of care to Medicare but your costs for covered care will not increase due to these changes.