Quality and Safety
Our doctors and
hospital team have been replacing joints for more
than a decade,
and this experience results in better patient outcomes.
For answers to your questions, speak with your doctor
or one of the team's two nurse practitioners.
Your joint replacement team will
work with you before, during, and after surgery to
help you heal quickly and recover successfully.
It is important to tell your
surgeon about any health problems or medical conditions
that you may have
prior to your surgery. This will help to identify
and limit possible complications.
The Joint Replacement Center
team takes several measures to reduce our patients'
- Our patients receive IV antibiotics
before and after surgery.
- The surgical area is cleaned with a special
sponge and antimicrobial soap before
patients come into
the hospital. This process is repeated
in the operating room just before
- Our staff is trained to maintain
the highest standards of sterile
to keep our patients
healthy and our infection rates
Following surgery, orthopedic
patients recuperate in a private room in the new
Medical/Surgical South wing of the hospital with
ready access to the new Physical Therapy Rehabilitation
Room located in this wing of the hospital.
At Mid Coast Hospital we use
the following measures to reduce the possibility
of blood clots:
- Blood thinning medications
- Elastic stockings
- Exercises to increase blood flow
in the leg muscles
- Plastic boots that inflate
with air to compress
the muscles in