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Educating Patients on Home Safety Following Orthopedic Surgery

To expand on our article covering the major orthopedic precautions following surgery, we decided to create a “Part Two” addressing home safety following orthopedic surgery. This post covers the biggest safety basics after discharge from a major orthopedic surgery. These home safety tips can be used for other surgeries or injuries/illness as well, and can […]

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Orthopedic Precautions 101 for New Occupational Therapists

Making the switch from working in a non-orthopedic setting to an acute orthopedic setting can be a challenge for occupational therapists less familiar with patients following joint surgeries. It is also new and sometimes scary for OT students who have never worked with post-op orthopedic patients.  It definitely was a hard change for me personally […]

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Tips for OTs Working with Patients Post-Total Shoulder Replacement

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, roughly 53,000 people per year undergo surgery for a shoulder replacement in the United States (OrthoInfo, 2020). Although this number is quite small compared to the 900,000 people per year who go in for hip and knee replacements, this means occupational therapy practitioners working in joint […]

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