What’s a health care directive, and do I need one?
A health care directive gives your family direction on what medical care you want or don’t want if you cannot communicate. It is suggested for everyone—whether or not they are having surgery.
If you would like a health care directive (living will), and do not have one, please talk to one of the surgery center staff and they can supply you with a form and give more information. Or we have conveniently linked to the current forms for both Minnesota and Wisconsin below.
Physical therapy during rehabilitation plays a critical role in the success of total joint surgeries. Dr. Hansen explains that understanding what to expect after a joint replacement can help patients to maximize the success of their surgical outcome.
Summit Orthopedics’ Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement Program Nationally Recognized With Advanced Certification
Summit Orthopedics is proud to announce that its Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is one of two facilities nationwide to receive advanced certification for its work on hip and knee replacements from The Joint Commission, a nonprofit group that evaluates and recognizes excellence in health care quality and value.
Traditional hip surgery involves a large incision, a hospital stay, and a long recovery time. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the advantages of a less invasive anterior hip replacement procedure offered at Summit Orthopedics.