Orthopedics

If you suffer from neck, back, hip, knee, shoulder or ankle pain, Lafayette General Health offers the highest quality orthopedic services available in Acadiana. Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital & Clinics offer orthopedic programs and clinics.

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is certified by The Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care for Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee, giving it the Gold Seal of Approval among Acadiana hospitals. To achieve this certification, LGMC underwent rigorous on-site review of compliance with standards of care specific to joint replacement patients. Areas of evaluation included infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

The national survey firm Press Ganey, Inc., places LGMC in the top 1% in the nation for orthopedic patient satisfaction, making it clear that LGMC is the optimal place for orthopedic care. There’s no stronger endorsement of care than the word of our patients.

WomenCertified® also named LGMC among America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. Earning a Woman’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital such as quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

HealthGrades™, an independent quality ratings company, also recognizes LGMC for providing outstanding orthopedic surgery care.

In addition to a skilled clinical team, LGMC’s continuum of services provides a smooth transition from pre-surgery preparation to inpatient recovery. LGMC offers full-service inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapy.

For patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery, LGH offers a total joint Prep Program. This unique program is designed to best prepare patients for total joint replacement surgery.

The first component of the Prep Program consists of obtaining the patient's medical history, pre-registration to the hospital, and completing any diagnostic work your physician has ordered prior to surgery such as lab work and X-rays. This can be done within 14 days before your surgery at Burdin Riehl Center at LGMC or Lafayette General Surgical Hospital.

The second component of the Prep Program involves learning more about the procedure, the hospital experience and the exercises that will help strengthen your body before and after surgery. The program offers weekly classes preparing patients for knee and hip surgery, and handouts are available. For more information about the Prep Program or Orthopedic Department, call (337) 289-7498.

Total Joint PREP Handouts

View and print our handouts for pre- and post-surgery instructions. Contact your physician if you have any questions. 

Preparing For Surgery
Precautions For Hip Replacement Patients
Exercises For Hip Replacement Patients
Exercises For Knee Replacement Patients
Knee and Hip After Surgery Guide and Tips
Pendulum Exercise