Joint Surgery Orientation at Community Memorial

At Community Memorial Hospital, our goal is to make sure our patients and their loved ones have access to all the information they need to feel confident and well-prepared. Our team will guide and support all patients from pre-operative preparation to post-operative care. Let us help you improve your health, wellness and mobility. 

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Prior to your surgical procedure, your physician will provide you with instructions specific to your surgery, and what to do to prepare for it properly.

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With an average of 2,900 surgeries performed yearly and award-winning* low surgical infection rate, you can trust us with the orthopedic surgery you need.

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After your surgery, you can count on us to provide you with the proper guidance and after-care, helping you heal more quickly and get back to your life.

Pre-Surgical Joint Orientation Class

Before surgery, joint replacement patients attend a free and comprehensive pre-surgery orientation led by your Community Memorial health care team.

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The perspective and advice shared at this orientation includes:

  • What to wear after surgery,
  • How to prepare your home for the recovery process,
  • Sample exercises,
  • How to care for your new joint
  • What equipment or supplies you might need.

Patients who attend Joint Orientation class prior to having surgery typically have a better experience and recovery after their procedure.

Free parking is available on the campus of Community Memorial.

Get In Touch Now

Community Memorial is the ONLY hospital in the state of New York to achieve one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2016 AND one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Overall Orthopedics.

Call 315-824-6630 (office) or email Jackie Parker RN, PAT Nurse


I slipped and fell on the ice and broke my arm. I reached out to Community Memorial and I went in for Surgery. They made me feel so comfortable, so well informed, and Dr. Takemoto was superb. I felt very good about the outcome of the surgery. And I feel that everybody should have the kind of care Community Memorial is offering. I’ve been to other facilities but I find that Community Memorial was the best experience I’ve had.

Cindy, West Winfield, NY

I’m a dairy farmer and I had such knee pain, it just got to the point where I couldn’t work...Everybody here is excellent, the best. My quality of life is back and it’s just a relief. It basically saved the farm.

Dennis, Waterville, NY

The big thing in my life is getting with my buddies and playing golf so having a knee replacement was very important for me and, gratefully, I’ve had it taken care of at Community Memorial Hospital with Dr. Takemoto. There’s no place that I would rather go for orthopedic care. Dr. Takemoto did a great job and the warmness of the place is just a bonus. And I’m so grateful to Community Memorial because I’m on the course almost every day of the week and this is what I love to do.

Fred, Hamilton NY

Meet Our Orthopedics Team

At Community Memorial Hospital, our orthopedic providers are at the forefront of their field. They are actively seeking to obtain advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques in the area of orthopedics. They’re a team of surgeons, orthopedists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. They’ll provide you with personal, high-quality care, because their number one priority is helping you feel better, move easier, and enjoy a happier, healthier life.

Learn More About the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution

The Orthopedic Program at Community Memorial in Hamilton is the only team in the area using the latest in Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement – the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution in conjunction with the ATTUNE® Knee System. We perform more joint replacement surgeries than many larger regional hospitals. We’re recognizes as one of the most experienced orthopedics teams in the area.

The Community Memorial Difference

  • 2021 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award for Joint Replacement Excellence
  • Low infection rates
  • Exceptional care and service, including escorts to and from the parking lot
  • Personalized, attentive care including warm blankets and massages
  • Physical therapists and nurses provide a highly skilled, expert level of care
  • General Orthopedic and Sports Medicine consultation and diagnosis
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery of the knee, ankle and shoulder, including rotator cuff repair
  • Total joint replacements and revisions
  • Treatment of spine injuries and diseases
Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richelle Takemoto consulting with a patient.

We’re ready to help you get the joint orientation you need

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Community Memorial Hospital
Former Skilled Nursing Wing
150 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346

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