Come to Joint Replacement Class on June 26
a doctor suggested you consider having a knee or hip replaced? Or do you have a loved one who is considering having one of those procedures? If you answered yes to either question you might want to attend the Joint Replacement Class that is being held at North Country Hospital in Newport at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.
“Joint Replacement Class is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the process involved in getting a total joint replaced,” MaryJane
Manfredi said. “All of the staff involved in the procedure will take you through each step, from the initial evaluation with the surgeon through recovery. The class is open to those who have already consulted with a physician regarding total joint replacement as well as those who are contemplating their options and want to learn more. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. However, due to space limitations we do ask that you call our office and register.” MaryJane is the practice manager for North Country Orthopaedics. Family members of potential joint replacement patients are also welcome to attend the class.
Drs. Glen Neale and Thomas Varney, the full-time Orthopaedic surgeons at North Country Orthopaedics, perform the joint replacement surgeries. Also on staff in the practice is Norm Dupuis, an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, routinely seeing patients and assisting in surgery.
Joint School is coordinated by Carmen Boudreau, Surgical Scheduler for North Country Orthopaedics. She is intimately involved in the surgical scheduling process and coordinates with both of the surgeons to make sure that everything that they need is in the OR the day of their surgery. She makes sure that each department is represented at Joint Replacement School as well as coordinating all of the pre-operative and post-operative appointments for each patient. Carmen provides information packets, instructions and a checklist for patients to begin preparing for beginning eight weeks prior to their surgery.
Drs. Neale and Varney plan to attend The children of and
invite you to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 30th, 2012 at their home at 2255 Ch. Tomifobia for an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Best wishes only the class to explain the procedure in detail and what to expect during the recovery period. Other members of the staff will be attending, including members of the operating staff, nursing, and physical therapy. Oftentimes former patients, who went through the class and then went on to have joint replacement surgery, are invited to attend to share their experiences. At a similar class on March 8, Richard Clay of Barton, who had double knee replacement surgery, shared his experience. He told how he was reluctant to attend the class leading up to his surgery.
“I didn’t want to go to it,” Richard said. “I just wanted to get it done. I was mad when I was told I had to go.”
He begrudgingly went to the class knowing he wasn’t going to learn anything he didn’t already know. That isn’t what transpired, though. When he left the meeting, he said he had a new appreciation for the procedure, and had become a firm believer in the class.
“When I left the class I said it had been the best two hours I had spent in my life,” Richard said. “It was well worth it.”
Today Richard has two good knees and is a great volunteer spokesperson for the benefits of the class and joint replacement surgery.
People interested in attending the upcoming class on June 26th, please contact North Country Orthopaedics at 802334-4175.
1925-2012 – Passed away at his residence in West Bolton, on June 16th, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Survived by his loving wife Alice Thayer, his children Gary Whitcher (Laura Rutt), Wendy Whitcher, Eddy Whitcher (Angela Jones), his grandchildren Ryan, Dennis, Abbigail, Tamara (Steve Alva), Samuel, Zacharyah, Kaitlin, his great grandchild Zayden, his sister Edythe Whitcher (predeceased by her husband Garth Morrissette). Also survived by his other relatives and friends. Cremation was held in Granby at Les Jardins Funéraires Bessette Crematorium. The family will receive condolences on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 10 a.m. There will be an Oddfellows’ service at 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Les Résidences Funéraires Bessette 5034, Foster St. Waterloo, QC J0E 2N0 Tel 450 539-1606 or 888 730-6666 Fax 450 539-3035 www.famillebessette.com
Member of the C.T.Q. Interment at the Hill House Cemetery in West Bolton. In his memory, donations to the Hill House Cemetery (Creek) would be appreciated c/o Bob Quilliams, 67 Mizener Road, West Bolton, QC J0E 2T0.
Jen Davis, Operating Room Nurse at North Country Hospital, displays the hardware and equipment needed to perform hip replacement surgery to Richard and Marsha Daniels. Joint Replacement School gave the Daniels detailed information on Mr. Daniels’ surgery as well at an up close and personal look at all of the equipment and hardware used during the procedure.