What is the Parkwest Joint Center
– The Retreat?

Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat is specifically designed for total knee and total hip patients. Participants are involved in group therapy which allows them to easily interact with others who are going through the same procedure; making their camaraderie one of the best motivators of all.

What makes the Parkwest experience better?

Patients of Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat benefit from a quicker recovery. Extra steps are taken to prevent nausea from anesthesia after surgery and patients are often able to begin therapy to regain mobility the same day as their surgery. We see that our patients are achieving five times greater of a distance than patients who had total joint surgery before the specialized unit opened in 2007.

What will my experience be like?

You will be introduced to the Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat at an educational session where you learn what to expect during your stay. Patients are encouraged to have a coach by their side. This person can be either a family member or friend. Family involvement and active participation by patients is encouraged.

How long is the hospital stay?

Most patients stay in the Joint Center for three days.

Is this for me?

If you suffer from chronic pain in your hips or knees, you may be a candidate. You might experience arthritis or pain that interferes with daily activities like walking, exercise or work which is holding you back from the things you enjoy. Talk with your physician to determine the best approach for you. Need a physician? Call us today at 865.374.PARK.

Who spearheads the Joint Center program?

The program is spearheaded by our Joint Care Coordinator who can be reached at (865) 373-0091.

Where is it located?

The program is located within Parkwest Medical Center which is located at 9352 Park West Blvd., just off Cedar Bluff Rd. in West Knoxville. The Joint Center is located on the fifth floor of the Riverstone Tower.

Who are the Medical Directors?

Drs. Hal Cates and Paul Naylor are the Co-Medical Directors. Together, they partner decades of expertise with state-of-the-art technology to provide you the best joint replacement outcome possible.

Who is the team of professionals involved in the Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat?

The program team includes patients, family members, nurses, techs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, secretaries, case managers, administration, marketing, physician assistants, anesthesiologists, internists, surgeons and volunteers.

How do I become a patient?

To become a patient, you must be a patient of an orthopedic physician who has privileges with Parkwest Medical Center. You may also click here to see a list of available physicians.