We treat surgical patients with musculoskeletal diseases, who are undergoing shoulder, knee or hip prosthesis surgery.
You need a doctor's referral to be admitted.
Urgent patients are admitted both via the joint regional emergency room and outpatient clinics.
Patients can also be admitted directly as an internal hospital transfer via a consultation request by an orthopaedist.
You are invited to a preparation visit in the outpatient clinic before the operation. The recovery after a prosthesis surgery takes place at the inpatient ward. You are invited to a check-up visit about three months after the surgery.
A daily inpatient fee or a clinic fee is collected, depending on the visit. See client fees.
Appointments, tel. 02 3136124 Mon-to Fri 8 am to 3 pm
Treatment planner, tel. 02 3130714 Wed to Fri 12 pm to 3 pm
Contacts about post-operative complications, tel. 02 313 6225, Mon to Thu 12 pm to 3 pm
In addition to joint prosthesis surgery, we also treat patients of the hospital district with prosthetic infections.
Most of our patients are admitted to a planned (elective) surgery. Most of our patients can visit the endoprosthesis nurse before their surgery.
We will send you an invitation letter about 4 weeks before the surgery, where the appointments to the preparation visit and the actual surgery are confirmed.
The preparation visit should be scheduled about two weeks before the surgery. The patient will meet a joint prosthesis nurse, and if required, an orthopaedist, anaesthesiologist and a physiotherapist. The patient's operability is assessed at the preparation visit and he/she will receive instructions about issues regarding the surgery.
The patient is usually admitted in the morning of the operation day. Some of the patients are admitted in the monitoring unit of our ward for a day for post-operative treatment.
We aim to make it possible for the patient to participate in making decisions about his/her treatment, to encourage and support the patient's independence and ensure the continuity of the treatment.
The duration of treatment varies from one day to a week, depending on the procedure and the patient's recovery. If the patient feels that he/she cannot cope at home, follow-up care at health centre or a regional hospital can be organised.
The multiprofessional co-operation between nurses, physicians, physiotherapists and social workers is emphasised in our ward.
The ward has patient rooms for one to four patients, and there is a toilet, a bathroom, and a TV in every room. Each bed is equipped with a nurse call button, a radio, a telephone, and each patient has a personal locker for clothes and belongings.
There is a six-bed monitoring unit for post-operative patients in the ward.
People in charge
Head of department Mikko Karvonen, tel. 02 313 0000
Head nurse Annukka Haataja, tel. 02 313 6184
We are part of the Tyks operational division of Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System.