2016-17 Sentara Orthopedics Annual Report

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Sentara Fracture Care

Sentara Fracture Care is the first and only program of its kind in the region. It provides high-quality, subspecialty care from specialized team of orthopedic surgeons. Sentara Fracture Care was pioneered at the Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara Leigh in 2015 and implemented at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in 2016. Collectively these programs have offered this specialty care to over 858* patients. 

Non-surgical methods for patient care including injections and physical therapy are evaluated prior to exploring surgical options. If surgery is required, Sentara Fracture Care provides completely integrated care emphasizing the patient and family perspective, from the emergency room through discharge. Sentara Fracture Care has developed specific treatment protocols for fractures, ensuring patients receive prompt and effective care. It has also shortened hospital stays and made for a better overall hospital experience for patients and their families. A comprehensive patient guidebook is provided to Sentara Fracture Care patients and families to share helpful information about caring for their fracture as well as information for staying safe once the patient returns home for recovery. For patients who require extended  rehabilitation therapy, Sentara Life Care provides the short term, skilled care continuum that completes recovery allowing patients to return home.

*2015-2016 data