Mater Accelerated Joint Replacement (MAJR) program
The Mater Accelerated Joint Replacement (MAJR) program is aimed at providing patients with a streamlined and efficient approach to joint replacement surgeries via a new Mater Health digital platform.
This program combines technology, an expert multidisciplinary care team and a personalised approached to ensure the patient is connected and informed throughout the pre and post operative stages.
With its patient facing focus and commitment to excellence, this program represents a shift in joint replacement care, launching in a new era of accelerated healing and improved patient experiences.
Who would benefit?
- Are 80 years and younger
- Require elective hip or knee replacement surgery
- Live with a support person
- Are willing to actively participate in the program.
How the program works
Before your surgery
- Your referring orthopaedic surgeon will send a referral to the MAJR program.
- A clinical coordinator from MAJR will contact you to schedule a pre-assessment appointment.
- The pre-assessment team consisting of a nurse and physiotherapist will work with you to create a personalised plan that outlines how our team can support you before, during, and after your hospital stay.
- Clear goals will be set to guide you through your progress and recovery during your hospital stay.
- Your dedicated care team will stay in touch with you during the pre-operative period, providing helpful information and reminders to keep you informed about what to expect and what steps you need to take at each stage.
During your hospital stay
- You will have access to the hospital care team, including nurses, physiotherapists and other health professionals as required, to assist with your recovery and rehabilitation.
- Clear goals will be set with you to guide you through your progress and recovery during your hospital stay.
- Patients can expect to be discharged within one or two days following their procedure, as long as they meet the criteria for discharge.
After your surgery
- Our dedicated multidisciplinary team will regularly be in contact to check on your progress provide support and provide follow up physiotherapy within 14 days post-surgery including a face to face session or telehealth.
Our multidisciplinary team includes
- Orthopaedic nurses
- Clinical coordinator
- Other Allied Health professionals as required.