July 15, 2010 - Selby General Hospital Performs It’s First Orthopedic Surgery
Recently, Ms. Doris Guinn became the first orthopedic surgery patient at Selby General Hospital when she had knee replacement surgery. “I choose Selby General Hospital because of its expert staff of physicians and nurses as well as its new minimally invasive surgery techniques,” says Doris.
Dr. George Tokodi, orthopedic surgeon at Selby General Hospital, performed the first surgery. “I felt Doris was a good candidate for a total knee replacement,” states Dr. Tokodi. “She had tried pills, injections and other therapies, but with her health situation, this was the next best course of action.”
The day after surgery, each patient at Selby General Hospital receives a thorough evaluation by our physical and occupational therapists. The goal of the evaluation is to determine the best course of rehabilitative therapy for the patient based on their needs, their lifestyle and their comfort level. “My recovery is going great,” states Doris. “I no longer have pain in my knee and I am nearing full mobility, I owe everything to the wonderful rehabilitative staff at Selby.”
We ensure that patients are also well educated before surgery and that their house is easily accessible when they return home. Selby General Hospital provides each orthopedic surgery patient with access to a free joint education class, a detailed handbook and a joint replacement care coordinator. The joint care coordinator plays an active role in helping patients through pre-operative, surgical and post-operative care. The joint care coordinator is immediately accessible to patients with a goal of ensuring that each patient has the best possible experience at the Center for Joint Replacement.
The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for the health needs of our communities in the future.