Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Presents Total Knee Replacement: Tips for Optimal Return to Activity

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute presents Total Knee Replacement: Tips for Optimal Return to Activity on March 15.
Total Knee Replacement: Tips for Optimal Recovery (click to enlarge image for more information).

Leawood, Kan. – February 17, 2017 – On March 15, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute will host a free educational session called, “Total Knee Replacement: Tips for Optimal Return to Activity.” The 90-minute event is designed to help patients understand what to expect and how to safely return to activity after knee replacement surgery.

Presenters will include two physical therapists from Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute and a clinical dietitian from HCA. Together, they will cover a variety of topics related to physical therapy and activities of daily living, as well as nutritional guidelines and requirements for safe, effective healing after surgery.

The program is open to anyone who is considering total knee replacement, including those who have already decided to have surgery as well as those who are still exploring their options. Those who are caring for a loved one after surgery are encouraged to attend as well. If you are interested in attending, please call (913) 253-8980 to RSVP by March 8th.

More information is provided below, or view the flyer for details.

Total Knee Replacement: Tips for Optimal Return to Activity

When: Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute

Rehabilitation Services Department
3651 College Blvd., Leawood, KS 66211

For more information about various types of joint replacement, visit our Joint Replacement page.

About Rehabilitation Services at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapy services. The rehab therapy team comprises licensed physical and occupational therapists with advanced certifications and training across a full range of rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapy, work conditioning, functional capacity evaluations, custom orthosis fabrication (splints), hand therapy, and more. Physician referrals are not required for outpatient physical therapy.

About Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute

As the area’s first and only hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute provides comprehensive orthopedic care, from diagnostic imaging to inpatient and outpatient surgery, pain management services, and rehabilitation therapy. Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is a physician-owned specialty hospital and a joint venture with Saint Luke’s Hospital. Located in Leawood near Overland Park, Kan., the hospital and its Ortho Urgent Care center proudly serve the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

Sanitize Hands
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KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.