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Orthopedics

  • Individuals who have undergone joint replacement or spine surgery, experienced a musculoskeletal injury, sustained bone trauma or have been diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease often have limited function and mobility, pain and other complications. The rehabilitation experts at SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital help patients recover the skills and develop the strategies to resume their daily activities.

    Outcomes

    Studies show that where an individual goes for treatment can make all the difference in his or her recovery. Research also indicates that an early start to rehabilitation can optimize functional gains. SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a specialized acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital, is able to provide that early start and delivers a comprehensive program of medical, nursing and therapy care to address the complex needs of each patient.

    Our goal-directed approach tailors treatment to help patients:

    • restore physical function and enhance the skills needed to perform daily activities
    • build strength and endurance
    • improve balance and regain mobility
    • optimize independence
    • prevent medical complications
    • effectively manage pain
    • facilitate optimal muscular control and tissue healing

    Our Rehabilitative Team

    Led by a physiatrist, a board-certified physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, SSM’s interdisciplinary team of musculoskeletal specialists includes:

    • Physicians who manage patients’ complex medical needs around the clock
    • Rehabilitation nurses who deliver compassionate, evidence-based care to each patient
    • Physical and occupational therapists who involve patients in an intensive and comprehensive treatment program for a minimum of three hours daily
    • Psychologists who address any cognitive, emotional or behavioral issues
    • Case managers who carefully coordinate the individual’s stay and discharge plans

    Treatment and Technology

    SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital, long recognized as a leader in medical rehabilitation, integrates the advanced treatment, leading-edge technologies and adaptive techniques to support individual recovery.

    Depending on individual needs and goals, patients may benefit from:

    • electrical stimulation
    • assistive equipment and technologies
    • advanced pain management, including pharmacological intervention
    • optional alternative protocols, such as CPM (Continuous Passive Motion), as appropriate
    • orthotic and prosthetic services

    Continuum of Care

    Upon completing an inpatient stay at SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital, our case managers will assist with any home equipment needs as well as coordinating follow-up appointments. To help individuals successfully transition to life at home, work and in the community, the SSM Health Rehabilitation Network delivers an unparalleled continuum of inpatient through outpatient care. Patients participating in our comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation programs continue to reinforce the strengths and skills they acquired during their stay.