Our Lady of the Lake was recognized by US News and World Report as a Best Hospital specializing in Orthopedics.
Our Orthopedic Unit, designated a Center of Blue Distinction for Hip and Knee Replacement, offers a wide variety of orthopedic services utilizing the latest technology. Our award-winning team includes highly trained orthopedic specialists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers.
The unit has 30 dedicated patient beds-more than any other hospital in the Baton Rouge area. If you've ever had problems with your bones or joints, you know how that type of pain can affect your overall quality of life.
Our services include:
- Fracture management
- Monitoring infection control
- Neurovascular assessment
- Nutrition and hydration
- Medication administration
- Pain management
- Skin integrity
- Discharge planning
- Patient education including programs to prepare patients for surgery and patient safety, offered at no charge
The Lake Joint Effort and Lake Spine Program provides information on the sequence of events that will occur throughout your hospital stay. Before surgery, our team educates patients, and family members are encouraged to attend. See more info about our Pre-Admission and Registration Center.
Care is provided by a comprehensive team. The staff ratio and mix are adjusted every shift according to the acuity level of the patient. There are several clinical paths in process including ACL, back pain, bilateral bunionectomy, fracture hip, fracture femur, lower extremity fracture, upper extremity fracture, shoulder reconstruction, total hip and total knee.
To provide for the total care of the orthopedic patient, the team interacts with other clinical departments including respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social services. See Dr. Bryan Griffith's YouTube explanation about the Total Joint Program.
In order to better prepare patients undergoing total joint replacement or spine surgery, OLOL provides a total joint and spine education program at no cost. The Lake Joint Effort provides information on the sequence of events that will occur throughout your hospital stay. Before surgery, patients are scheduled to attend a total joint or spine education class. Family members are encouraged to attend. Call the Total Joint Program Coordinator at (225) 765-8302 for more information.
Lake Joint Effort is a dedicated program for total hip and knee replacement surgical patients. We're with you every step of the way from before to after your surgery. The Lake Spine Program is focused on spine fusion procedures and getting patients through this process with as much ease as possible.