Joint Replacement Center Johnson City



The Joint Replacement Center at
Johnson City Medical Center
Hip Fracture Program

Welcome to Johnson City Medical Center's Hip Fracture Program

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 Preventing Future Falls  Preventing Potential Complications

You or your family member has been admitted to JCMC. Our
 innovative hip fracture program recognizes the fragility of the elderly patient and optimizes their treatment. It is an unfortunate fact that there is a 25% to 30% mortality rate within the first year for someone who falls and breaks his or her hip.

We are here to work with you to break this cycle. Hip Fracture Program team members are experienced, compassionate and ready to put their specialized skills to work for you. A fall resulting in a broken bone is a frightening event; however, you should feel confident of being in the best of hands. The Hip Fracture Program is the first of its kind in the Tri-Cities region and the only program in the region to provide prioritized and specialized care to elderly patients who have experienced a fracture. Our multidisciplinary team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, medical physicians, physician's assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers and case managers work together daily to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. Dedicated teams, shorter time to surgery, earlier physical therapy and shorter hospital stays are the essential components of this program that help patients return to optimal levels of pre-injury function.

The Hip Fracture Program is involved in all aspects of the healing process following a fracture. Our program is involved from your initial presentation in the emergency department through the pre-operative preparation, surgical procedure and post-operative rehabilitation to your discharge from the hospital. We are also working with local skilled nursing facilities to continue your rehabilitation and recovery process.

Other features of our Hip Fracture Program:

  • Access to physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, physical therapists and occupational therapists who specialize in geriatric hip fractures
  • Emphasis on rehabilitation and individualized care
  • Participation by family and/or friends who serve as "coaches" in your recovery process
  • Coordinated education for patients and family members

At JCMC, our mission as a community of caregivers is to bring loving care to health care. We strive to provide you with excellent clinical care and make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Did you know?

  • More than 90 percent of hip fractures occur in adults who are 65 or older.
  • Women are three times more likely to be hospitalized from a fall than men.
  • Women have a 1 in 7 chance of having a hip fracture in their lifetime.
  • Men have a 1 in 17 chance of having a hip fracture in their lifetime.
  • Falls are more frequent in residents of nursing homes.
  • There are 350,000 hip fractures per year in the U.S.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions (423)431-6937