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Orthopedics

Having a knee, hip or shoulder replaced is a difficult yet important decision...and you don't have to do it alone. The first program of its kind in Central Texas, Providence Health Center's Joint Camp is focused around patient education, group therapy, and fun.

Joint Camp is a comprehensive and coordinated effort that involves everyone from admission clerks and lab personnel to nurses and dietary staff. A patient's introduction to Joint Camp happens the week before surgery. During an hour and a half orientation, patients are introduced to each other as well as the occupational therapists and physical therapists. They are led through a notebook filled with pre and post-op expectations, information about medications, and other important guidelines.

With a focus of clinical excellence and patient satisfaction, the Joint Camp's team of highly trained clinicians is dedicated to delivering better overall outcomes in patient care. From the very first pre-surgery visit to the actual surgery, and on to recovery, the Joint Camp at Providence provides comprehensive care that patients can trust.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has designated Providence Healthcare Network as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's expansion of its Blue Distinction® designation.

Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.