Joint Camp Made Ed’s New Knee Worry Free
Joint Camp at Southwestern Medical Center Makes Takes the Worry Out of Knee Replacement Surgery
Ed White wasn’t a bit concerned about having knee replacement surgery at Southwestern Medical Center this past December. That’s because he attended Joint Camp, a service provided to help patients prepare for surgery and only available in our region at Southwestern Medical Center.
“About seven of us who were having joint replacement surgery met with members of the staff about a week before my operation,” says Ed, who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years before retiring. “We completed all our paperwork and had all of our questions answered. Then we had our blood drawn and any other tests that we needed. In no time at all, l was out of there. I’ve never seen that kind of efficiency in a hospital before. Usually you have to wait and wait. The day of the surgery, I walked in the hospital ready to go. And because I knew what to expect, I wasn’t anxious.”
Dr. Stephen Davenport, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Southwestern Medical Center, performed Ed’s knee replacement. Dr. Davenport has served as a national instructor training other orthopedic surgeons in different joint replacement techniques as well as computer-assisted surgery.
“Dr. Davenport is very kind and considerate,” Ed says. “And kudos to the person who came up with the idea of Joint Camp! It just shows how Southwestern Medical Center really puts the needs of the patient first.”