Sucre E. Woodley
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Hosts Community Joint Replacement Seminar, Attendees Meet Joint Care TeamWillowbrook, TX - 11/11/2013
More than 130 people attended a recent Dine and Learn event hosted by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. The free community event featured an informative presentation on hip and knee replacement.
Presented by Daniel Le, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and newest member of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, attendees learned about the latest advancements in joint replacement surgery helping them live fuller, more active lives.
Tamy Arnett, PT, manager of the Center for Rehabilitation, also introduced the audience to the hospital’s Joint Camp program. She spoke about the service, which is provided for patients scheduled to undergo joint surgery at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
“Joint camp gives the patient advance knowledge in their recovery process. The opportunity to meet with nursing, physical therapy and pharmacist prior to surgery is crucial to a confident and expedient recovery,” said Arnett.
According to Dr. Le, education is key to a successful recovery in any treatment plan - particularly joint replacement. Working collaboratively with the pain management and rehabilitation teams, he and his orthopedic colleagues work closely to ensure the best possible outcome.
Dr. Le has performed over 1000 joint replacement surgeries and has advanced training and experience in a wide range of joint procedures, including minimally invasive hip replacement, primary joint replacement and complex revision replacement. He also has extensive experience managing bone fractures around implants and alternative treatments for other joint conditions. His research interests include advanced hip socket positioning techniques and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery.
Joint Camp is a one-time, two-hour class that gives patients the opportunity to meet with a nurse coordinator, physical therapist and pharmacist to get necessary information for a safe and successful surgical outcome, hospitalization and recovery. Additional topics covered during the class include walking with assistive devices, home safety, adaptive equipment and discharge planning. Patients also receive an easy-to-follow guide containing all the information needed prior to surgery and through recovery.
For more information about orthopedic services at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, visit methodistorthopedics.com. To make an appointment, call 281-737-0999.
About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The campus has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women’s & Children’s Pavilion. Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has become the leader in orthopedic care in Northwest Houston. For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook.
To find a physician, call 281-737-2500.