Knee, hip, and shoulder replacement should be one of the most successful and rewarding medical experiences you could have. Our specialized program is fully integrated from start to finish to deliver personalized care. From the time you consider joint replacement as an option, our program guides you through the preparation process before surgery, your surgery, and hospital experience, and through your post-discharge care. Our program is designed for your safety and satisfaction with the best possible outcome.
We have found that the patients who have the most success after their total joint replacement surgery are the ones who are the most prepared. We offer pre-surgery classes to help you and your caregiver know how to prepare for surgery, what your recovery will be like and much more.
The knee is made up of three components. If only one of those compartments is damaged, a partial knee replacement may be an option.
A partial knee replacement spares as much of the bone as possible. During the procedure, only one compartment of the knee is resurfaced. This is different from a total knee replacement - during which the three main compartments are replaced.
Also, with partial knee replacement surgery, the procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and the recovery time is shorter.
Like Total Joint Replacement, Mako Technology can be used during partial knee replacement procedures. Mako integrates 3D virtual modeling and robotic-arm precision into the process.
If you’re undergoing a total knee replacement, your surgeon may suggest a procedure called Iovera Cryoanalgesia Therapy. This can be part of your multimodal pain control plan.
Iovera Treatment is performed by an anesthesiologist at Kent Hospital 5-28 days before your knee replacement surgery. It involves using numbing medication at six sites where nerves become irritated and inflamed after your knee replacement.
The anesthesiologist will use a handheld ultrasound wand with a smart tip to freeze the nerves. Those nerves will remain numb for up to 90 days which can be very helpful in aiding your recovery.
Upon completing Kent Hospital's inpatient rehabilitation program, our coordinated discharge planning process ensures that a patient's care needs continue without interruption even after discharge. Case Managers assist with any home equipment the patients may need, coordinate outpatient therapy and make follow-up appointments with their surgeon or referring physician.
Many factors will influence your length of stay, including severity of injury, previous health status, ability to tolerate three hours of rehabilitative services a day and medical complications. The rehabilitation team will discuss your length of stay with you after they have evaluated your condition. The team will work with you and your family to help determine the best discharge environment for you based on your needs at the time of discharge. If you are unable to return home, the team will assist you and your family in making other arrangements.
Interpretation services are available to all patients with limited English proficiency. Telecommunications devices (TDDs), television decoders, and hearing amplification devices are available upon request.
Food and Nutrition
Since diet is an important part of your therapy, your physician may prescribe a special or modified diet. Special dietary requests are available upon request.
Your room assignment is based upon your admitting diagnosis. Accommodations are available as a single (private) or semi-private room. Private rooms are reserved for patients with specific infections. We have both private and semi-private rooms. Room assignments are made on medical assessment.
Cable television is provided at no cost.
Telephone is available at no cost for local calls.
The Blue Wave Café
Family and friends are welcome to eat in the café, conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital.
The gift shop is open daily with a wonderful selection of unique gift items. The gift shop sells gift items, lotions, jewelry, toiletries, and greeting cards.
Patients Served: The rehabilitation program serves patients with a variety of medical, physical, and functional needs. Some of the conditions treated in the program are as follows:
Neuropathy and myopathy.
Spinal cord injury.
Multiple trauma, fractures.
Dr. Thomas Barrett is a fellowship trained adult reconstructive surgeon. His medical practice is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, a disease that currently affects millions of people in the US. This includes first time and revision replacements of the hip and knee, including partial knee replacements. Dr. Barrett’s practice also involves care for fractures of the hip and knee and arthroscopy of the knee for the treatment of torn cartilage, and many other indications.
After completing his Orthopedic Residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Barrett was selected for an advanced joint reconstruction fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Last year Dr. Barrett. participated in the surgical treatment of over 400 joint replacement patients in Rhode Island, many of which were complicated revisions.
Dr. Barrett has authored numerous publications and book chapters in several aspects of orthopedic surgery and has presented research nationally.
Board-certified in orthopedics and subspecialty certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Jonathan Gastel has been practicing in Rhode Island since 1999. As a specialist in sports medicine, he has served as the orthopedic sports medicine team physician for Division I Bryant University since 2001, and previously as the Rhode Island College team physician.
Dr. Gastel treats a variety of conditions that are both sports and non-sports-related involving the upper and lower extremities. A majority of these problems involve the knee and shoulder (e.g. ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, etc). Dr. Gastel also treats a variety of injuries/conditions including the elbow, hip, and foot including tennis elbow, tendinitis, ankle sprains, and fractures.
Dr. Lentine specializes in adult reconstruction, hip and knee arthroplasty, robotic joint replacement/MAKOplasty, revision arthroplasty, partial knee replacement, and hip fracture care.
Dr. Lentine enjoys helping his patients stay active and is energized by their stories. He chose to specialize in joint replacement because arthritis affects so many people and his work may be able to provide a dramatic improvement in quality of life.
Dr. Shalvoy is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist and serves as the Executive Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine for Care New England. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology summa cum laude from Boston College and a doctorate of medicine from New Jersey Medical School. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Boston University Medical Center where he was chief resident in his last year and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Hughston Orthopedic Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.
Dr. Shalvoy is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He specializes in computer navigated ACL reconstruction and sports-related knee ligament reconstructions, robotic-assisted knee replacements, rotator cuff surgery, and the treatment of throwing injuries.
Dr. Tartaglione is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a strong background in general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma, as well as advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery. His interests include ankle replacement surgery, complex foot and ankle deformity correction, foot and ankle arthritis, sports related injuries, ankle arthroscopy, bunions, lesser toe deformities, fracture care, and lower extremity reconstruction including knee replacement surgery.
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