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Dr. Jain Mentors International Joint Replacement Specialists from Finland


Pictured, left to right - Marjo Uusitalo, Development Director Coxa, Dr. Rajeev Jain, Medical Director Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center, Jyrki Nieminen, MD - Medical Director Coxa, Tarmo Martikainen, CEO Coxa

Dr. Jain is a local board certified joint replacement orthopedic surgeon who specializes in total knee replacement and total hip replacement. In collaboration with Kishwaukee Hospital, Dr. Jain is acting medical director and developed a Joint Replacement Center of Excellence.  This center has received accreditation through the Joint Commission and has achieved “Premiere Site” status through Stryker Performance Solutions. Through Stryker Performance Solutions, Dr. Jain was asked to meet with a joint replacement team from Finland to discuss best practices and the latest evidence. These visitors included a CEO, Medical Director and Development Director of the Hospital for Joint Replacement Coxa located in Tampere, Finland. Performing over 3000 procedures per year and specializing in performing only joint replacements, Coxa is the largest joint replacement hospital in Western Europe. It is due to positive trends in safety, quality, performance improvement and patient satisfaction that the Coxa leadership team made the visit to DeKalb from Finland. Medical Director, Dr. Nieminen and Dr. Jain discussed all facets of care including preop preparation, acute management and follow up care. The two exchanged and shared a sincere concern to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient and to keep the patient at the center of the joint replacement process. Coxa’s medical director, Dr. Nieminen stated, “Kishwaukee Hospital should be proud of the excellent joint replacement program outcomes and we are looking forward to bringing some of these approaches back to Finland.” Dr. Nieminen and his team expressed gratitude for the welcome and information that they received during their visit. Dr. Jain stated, “I am pleased to learn that the Finland team supports our focus to keep the patient at the center of care and to treat all patients like they are family.”


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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Rhonda Henke, Knee Replacement

The staff at the Center for Joint Care recommended that I start my rehab even before I had surgery. Not only did they recommend rehab strength training and things of that nature, they also suggested an anti-inflammatory diet. Once my surgery was over, I was up and walking to rehab within 24 hours. They don’t focus on what you cannot do; they really focus on what you can do. Now that I have recovered from my surgery, not only have I been able to return to work, but I am stronger and better than ever!

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