Bathroom Equipment After Joint Replacement Surgery

There are many needs to consider following the decision to undergo total joint replacement procedures. One of the often-overlooked considerations is the possibility that you may need bathroom assistive devices to help with your recovery. DME (Durable Medical Equipment) is what we in medical field call devices specifically designed to keep you safe in your […]

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Orthopaedic Nurse Certification

Like physicians, nurses have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of healthcare. This is accomplished by obtaining certification, which promotes safety, excellence in nursing, and demonstrates the knowledge and proficiency of a nurse in a certain specialty. In many cases, certification provides a nurse with the expertise to care for patients with many […]

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Low Impact Knee Exercises

Happy Spring…finally!  We suffered through a long Nebraska winter, and if you are anything like me, you are extremely excited for some nice Spring weather.  This means more time outdoors returning to activities that were put on hold through the winter.  For those experiencing joint pain, these outdoor activities may seem overwhelming and they may […]

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Preparing for Your Total Joint Replacement

It has probably been a long time coming, but now you have decided to have a total joint replacement. Regardless of the joint you plan to have replaced, there are some items to keep in mind as you prepare yourself and your home for after surgery. Plan on going home when you leave the hospital. […]

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Bathroom Transfer Safety

The most dangerous room in the house after surgery is the bathroom, because it is the origin of many surgical complications. Safety can be a major concern for bathroom transfers, especially after a total joint replacement. There are many ways to increase independence and safety with shower and toilet transfers in your home. However, in […]

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The Heart of a Veteran

Making the decision to undergo a total joint replacement can be a difficult one. Making this decision when you already have an above the knee amputation on the opposite side brings with it many more concerns and challenges. Early in 2018, Lawayne Feit was faced with making such a decision as he continued to experience […]

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Why Should I Lose Weight Before Knee Replacement Surgery?

Weight loss is a sensitive subject. Many patients struggle when they are asked to lose weight in order to have an orthopaedic surgery. For some patients, the very reason they are having surgery in the first place is because their excess weight contributed to how quickly their joints wore out. However, the science is perfectly […]

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Nurse Navigators

Nurse Navigation at OrthoNebraska Hospital is a specialized team of orthopaedic nurses whose main purpose is to ensure your safe and successful discharge following joint replacement. Each patient’s support system, living space and abilities are different, so we want to help you plan so that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Weeks before your […]

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Area Hospital Combats Opioid Crisis and ‘Freezes Knee Pain’

Omaha, Neb. – With opioid dependency on the rise, an exciting new treatment to knee pain has the medical community very optimistic. The treatment, known as iovera, uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat knee pain and turn off pain receptors at the site. Using a needle cooled with nitrous oxide, commonly referred […]

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