With Expert Orthopedic Care
Imagine a team of orthopedic specialists — surgeons, nurses, and physical therapists — all doing whatever it takes to help you achieve a more active life. Now imagine those experts teaming up with your family and friends to support you as you move from pain to power. At AdventHealth, formerly Metroplex Health System, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons and therapists is equipped with the latest, minimally invasive orthopedic treatments to serve the Killeen and Lampasas communities, helping you find healing for your joint pain and injuries.
As part of your care process, we encourage you to bring in a family member or friend to act as your coach. We know you heal better when you feel supported, so we’ve assembled a vast team of orthopedic specialists who truly care about your whole-person wellness. Let’s get you back in the game.
Helping You Live a More Active Life
- Safer, More-Effective Diagnoses and Screenings
When a fracture or tear brings you to a halt or when joint pain slows you down, it’s natural to feel anxious and frustrated. We don’t want you to sit on the sidelines a moment longer than you have to. Using advanced testing methods, AdventHealth, formerly Metroplex Health System, will identify the source of your discomfort and discuss the best treatments for your joint pain or injury.
Our screenings and tests include:
- Bone Scans and Bone Density Scans
- CT Scans
Once we’ve located the source of your problem, you can count on us to provide expert care in a supportive environment. We know how frustrating it can be to watch from the bench, and our orthopedic specialists are here to assist you in body, mind, and spirit as we care for your condition.
- Joint Replacement Surgery
You used to take the stairs, until joint pain began creeping into your life. Now you avoid doing a lot of the simple things you used to do to stay healthy and active. Through our minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, including knee replacement and hip replacement surgeries, we’ll help you find greater comfort and strength so you can embrace everything life has to offer. Joint replacement surgery can help relieve pain, restore your freedom of movement, and return you to your daily activities. And in the capable hands of our orthopedic surgeons, you can depend on receiving the very best treatments for your joint pain. We’ll do all we can to help you heal in body, mind, and spirit, bringing you whole-person care from start to finish.
At the Metroplex Center for Joint Replacement, we believe you are the key to a successful recovery.
Annually, over 400,000 people undergo total joint replacement surgery. Primary candidates are individuals with chronic joint pain from arthritis that interferes with daily activities, walking, exercise, leisure, recreation, and work. The surgery aims to relieve pain, restore your independence and return you to work and other daily activities.
Our goal is to involve you in your treatment through each step of the program.
The Metroplex Joint Care team includes:
The center’s staff is specifically trained to work on the unit because of their expertise; positive, upbeat nature; and high motivational skills.
- Care Coordinator
- Physical and Occupational Therapists
- An important aspect our program is that participants are students, not patients. Each student chooses a coach—usually a family member, friend, or loved one—who is an active participant in their care before, during, and after discharge from the hospital.
Coaches learn the program right along with their loved one and provide encouragement and support every step of the way.
Both student and coach are required to attend a pre-operative class one to two weeks before surgery. In the class, they meet their joint care team and learn about the procedure in detail, including what to expect in the hospital and how to care for oneself after discharge. The joint care coordinator oversees the student’s entire stay, and is their resource before, during, and after discharge.
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program
Metroplex is participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. The program is a new payment model being tested for episodes of care related to total knee and total hip replacements under Medicare, with the goal of supporting better and more efficient care coordination for patients undergoing the most common inpatient surgeries.
The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model continues to pay providers under existing payment systems, but holds hospitals responsible for the quality and costs of the initial procedure through 90 days after the patient is discharged. Through the CJR program, CMS expects improved coordination of care among hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers – from surgery to recovery –to benefit patients and result in better outcomes and fewer complications.
- A Network of Connected, Compassionate Care
We want you to feel confident in the care you receive, so we’ll involve you in every step of the treatment process. That means answering all your questions, educating you on what to expect before and after your surgery, and making sure you have all the resources you need for continued healing. At every stage, you’ll have a multidisciplinary support team that includes a Care Coordinator, physicians, nurses, orthopedists, and physical and occupational therapists. And because we know you respond best to the people you love, we’ll invite you to choose a coach from among your family or friends — someone who will encourage you throughout the treatment process.
To prepare you for orthopedic surgery, we’ll invite you and your coach to attend a pre-operative class one to two weeks before your procedure. You’ll meet your orthopedic care team and learn what to expect during your stay and how to care for your joints after orthopedic surgery. You'll also meet your Care Coordinator who will answer your questions, make sure all your needs are met, and act as your primary point of contact within our network of care. From start to finish, you’ll find everything we do has a single focus: you.
Your Focus: Just Recovery
Now is the time for you to focus on your recovery. Let us handle the rest. Our multidisciplinary care team is here to help you get the physical, emotional, and spiritual care you need throughout your rehab and recovery. From connecting you with local rehabilitation resources and surgical support groups to helping you find a fitness center nearby, we'll take care of the details so you can focus on the bigger picture: reclaiming your mobility and enjoying your life.