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Orthopaedic Surgery is a 31-bed unit that encompasses a 14-bed Total Joint Restoration Program as well as a 17-bed Acute Orthopaedic Trauma specialty area. The Total Joint Restoration Program is housed on M11Central specializing in hip, knee, shoulder and elbow replacements. On M11 East we provide expert state-of-the-art care for patients who have injuries suffered through a variety of circumstances such as MVAs (Motor Vehicle Accidents), falls, sports activities, acute/chronic musculoskeletal infections, and arthritis. We have a collaborative team for patient management that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse manager, nurse clinician, clinical coordinators; total joint coordinators, staff nurses, care partners, physical and occupational therapy, a care coordinator, and social worker.

Our Outstanding Accomplishments and services include:
2010 award for Quality Orthopedic Care in Total Joint Replacement by the Aetna Institute
2009 Top 50 Orthopedic Programs in the United States designated by U.S. News and World Report
Many nurses Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC) by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
Clinical Guidelines based on best practice standards to ensure excellent quality care
Acute Pain Service Team who guides the successful management of your post-operative pain
Infection rate below national average for Total Joint Replacement patients
Hospital Acquired pressure ulcer rate of 0% for the last two prevalence studies
Length of stay below national average for Total Joint Replacement patients
Inpatient Rehab available on site for patients meeting criteria
Coumadin clinic for discharge management of patients receiving Coumadin
Total Joint Replacement Coordinators for pre-operative, inpatient, and post-discharge care and management

Our relationship-based care is founded upon patient and family needs and preferences; expert nursing judgment; and collaboration with the healthcare team.






News and events

October 5, 2012
Conference: Steppingstones to Excellence in Wound Care

October 10, 2012
Conference: 6th Annual Pediatric & Neonatal Conference for Acute and Critical Care Nurses

November 16, 2012
Conference: 13th Annual Heart Matters




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Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Nursing
1250 East Marshall Street Richmond, Virginia 23298-0510 Updated: 12/21/2011