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Program Overview

Joint Replacement CenterAn integrated team approach to caring for patients at the Joint Replacement Center leads to improved outcomes, faster recovery and high patient satisfaction. Joint replacement patients also benefit from having a dedicated space on Bean 2 with the joint replacement operating rooms, pre- and post-operative spaces, family waiting area, and therapy gym all in the same place. Using a collaborative approach, the center's care team work together to provide concentrated care focused on the best outcome for each patient.

Patients and their families work with the care team in setting goals for recovery, reviewing the care plan and tailoring it to meet patient's individual needs. The patient-and-family-focused setting leads to better prepared and educated patients who are able to return home soon after surgery. The Joint Replacement Center team is well skilled in providing safe, evidence-based care that leads to excellent patient outcomes.

Joint Replacement Center

Gym-Based Rehabilitation

The Joint Replacement Center has a dedicated therapy gym near patients' rooms. Patients are encouraged to dress in their own workout clothing, such as a t-shirt, sweatpants or shorts, and sneakers. Patients can take full advantage of their therapy time by dressing comfortably and being ready to begin therapy when they arrive at the therapy gym.

 

 

 Who We Work With

The Joint Replacement Center care team works collaboratively with primary care physicians,
orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, anesthesiologists, and other health care specialists
to gain complete knowledge of patients' medical history to ensure a safe patient experience.

Medical Director

Michael Becker, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon currently serving as the medical director of the Joint Replacement Center at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Becker specializes in knee replacement surgery, practicing at Maine Medical Partners – Orthopedics. He is Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Becker received his medical training at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery.