Joint replacement surgery is a major operation that involves possible
risk. Insurance companies would like you to believe that all joint
replacements are the same. Some patients and families believe that
they need special medical knowledge to choose where to have joint
In fact, joint replacements are different, and choosing where to
have joint replacement may be easier than you think. Joint replacement
requires facilities, technology and trained staff. As you read about
joint replacement at OCV, you can see that the team approach makes
good common sense. Your care will be professional and well organized.
Overall you can see that you are actually well qualified to make
In 2003, OCV physicians and Princeton Hospital made a formal and
ongoing commitment to joint replacement quality. W e researched
every aspect of joint replacement surgery to implement best practices
on a national level. We think patients can tell the difference,
and deserve the best possible level of care. The joint replacement
program is a major accomplishment for any hospital, let alone a
community hospital in rural West Virginia. We’re proud of our staff,
and welcome you to our Center.
Bringing together technology and training:
Joint replacement is a complex procedure. Instrumentation and technology
to perform the surgery is complex. Post operative care is no less
With a dedicated team, your care is orchestrated to bring technology
and staff together with an organized plan for a successful joint
replacement. Everyone working with you has special training in joint
replacement. The team works in lock step, according to a well organized
plan, with attention to detail.
The team consists of specially trained professionals including
doctors, nurses, operating room team, anesthesiologists, physical
therapists, pharmacists, implant manufacturers and the admission
and discharge planning staff. Even the housekeeping staff understands
the special needs of joint replacement patients.
The joint replacement team is your assurance that the technology
is up to date, and everyone that works with you knows how to use