The Orthopedic Team
Orthopedic patients at Greenwich Hospital receive care before, during, and after treatment from a highly-skilled orthopedic team made up of the following specialists:
- Orthopedic surgeons. On call 24 hours a day to perform patient admission assessments, surgery, and monitor patient progress.
- Program coordinator. Available to patients before during and after surgery to facilitate a comprehensive and coordinated continuum of care.
- Orthopedic nurses. Specially trained in orthopedic surgical and post surgical treatment. All registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants must complete a rigorous training program, created in collaboration with physicians.
- Orthopedic technicians. Provide post operative patient care.
- Physician assistants. Provide surgical assistance and follow-up care in the hospital and in the doctor's office.
- Anesthesiologists. Physicians who administer anesthesia and pain medication. They monitor patients during surgery and make arrangements for pain medications after surgery to promote patient comfort.
- Physical therapists. Integral to patient recovery, during and after the patient’s hospital stay. They help patients to regain movement and learn techniques for activities such as getting out of a bed, a chair or a car, and walking up and down stairs.
- Occupational therapists. Work with patients to develop greater independence when performing daily living tasks.
- Case managers. Work with patients and families on discharge planning, insurance issues and additional areas of patient support.
- Respiratory therapists, pharmacists and dieticians. Additional members of the orthopedic team who address patient needs related to therapy, medication, and diet.