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Joint Journey - An Atmosphere for Joint Success

SportsMED has partnered with Crestwood Medical Center to offer patients a unique approach to joint replacement. Joint Journey is a specialized center dedicated to the care of knee and hip replacement patients. This program brings together a team of knowledgeable surgeons with compassionate and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.

We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to superior education and the comforts of home for you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way in a soothing environment goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for a smooth recovery.

Why Do Patients Choose Joint Journey?

In an effort to provide patients with a high-quality, personalized program, we are continuously evaluating and measuring our performance. Our team meets regularly with a focus on maintaining clinical and service expectations in all aspects of your joint replacement experience.

Led by the Joint Care Coordinator, Nancy Hequembourg, our team has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills and a desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing these important procedures.

The Joint Journey approach to joint replacement surgery encompasses wellness, early mobility, family involvement, education, personal responsibility, group interaction and minimally-invasive and rapid-recovery techniques.

With improvements in surgical techniques and post-operation care, it is now common for many patients to be able to go home from the hospital after two or three days. If you have both knees replaced at the same time, your stay can be a day or two longer. Of course each patient is different, but the goal should be for you to recover in the comfort and privacy of your own home as soon as possible.

Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Private rooms with bathroom attached
  • Group physical therapy – patients can support and encourage each other on the road to recovery
  • Rehabilitation room located down the hall from patient rooms
  • Exercise and therapy provided in a group setting
  • Casual clothes – no hospital gowns for this crowd
  • Family and friends participating as coaches in the recovery process
  • Community outreach seminars
  • An informative pre-operation class for patients and your family
  • A patient guidebook that explains your surgery step-by-step
  • Daily newsletter delivered with your breakfast letting you know the day's agenda, along with tips for caring for your new joint

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Meet Our Team

Crestwood Medical Center’s Joint Journey team consists of board certified surgeons work together with the shared goal of getting you back home so you can get back to enjoying your life. Meet our Board Certified Surgeons...


We hold frequent seminars on the most common causes and treatment options for knee and hip pain. You’ll learn about the top things you can do for arthritis, as well as, information on medications and diet and exercise tips.

2017 Seminar Dates:

  • August 8
  • September 5
  • November 14

SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center
Huntsville Clinic - Conference Room (1st Floor)
4715 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, AL 35802

If you are interested in attending an upcoming seminar, or to schedule a seminar for your organization or group, please contact Taylor Vest, Joint Care Coordinator at (256) 429-4941 or JOINTJOURNEY@CRESTWOODMEDCENTER.COM


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Of Note

The material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen. No representation is made about the quality of the podiatric services to be performed or the expertise of the podiatrist performing such services.

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