The Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes.*
The Medical Center Expands Orthopaedic Services
Chaitu Malempati, DO has joined Medical Center Orthopaedics. The Medical Center opened Medical Center Orthopaedics in early 2015, in affiliation with UKHealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, to expand the availability of orthopaedic surgeons in Southcentral Kentucky.
Dr. Malempati is an orthopaedic surgeon and assistant professor with UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville University, and completed residency training at Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garden City Hospital. He is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine from the University of Kentucky. To schedule an appointment, call 270-780-2750.
Our Orthopaedic Program
Orthopaedics at The Medical Center is a comprehensive, patient-centered service designed for patients who require orthopaedic surgery. The Medical Center offers a variety of treatment options ranging from total joint replacement surgery to physical therapy for patients who suffer from ailments and injuries of the bones and joints. If you are considering orthopaedic surgery, you'll find our commitment to compassionate and quality care second to none.
Features of Orthopaedic services include:
- State-of-the-art surgical facilities
- Advanced technologies such as minimally invasive computer-assisted knee replacement surgery
- Highly trained orthopaedic surgeons
- Highly skilled orthopaedic surgery staff and on-call team
- Same day service for pre-registration, pre-admission and patient education
- Pre- and post-operative education conducted by an orthopaedic nurse
- Comprehensive rehabilitation services
Pre-operative classes can assist you with understanding the surgery and learning what to expect while in the hospital and after you return home. This education is provided to you during the pre-admission process, which includes pre-registration and pre-admission testing. During this time, necessary paperwork and all pre-operative testing such as lab and EKGs are completed. You'll be able to arrive the day of surgery focused on healing and rehabilitation.
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