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About Orthopedic Institute

Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. and Forrest General Hospital are proud to announce the opening of The Orthopedic Institute, 27 Southern Pointe Parkway, in Hattiesburg.

The Orthopedic Institute includes 30-licensed orthopedic beds, six orthopedic operating rooms, pre-operative and recovery rooms, as well as support services such as physical therapy, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. With all of these services housed under one roof, this 74,000-square-foot facility, will be a one-stop location for orthopedic care for South Mississippi.

The Orthopedic Institute, a $30 million new construction project, offers expanded space, easy access to staff members and small details that make recovery easier. Southern Bone and Joint Specialists physicians gave their input on the comfortable custom-designed patient rooms with larger doors, larger restrooms and assistive devices to meet orthopedic patient's special needs. The physicians and staff also helped design the 10-bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and the six 625-square-foot operating rooms. The patient rooms accommodate the special equipment for orthopedic patients such as walkers and other assistance devices including special "joint chairs" that are used to move patients from one area to another during their recovery. Joint replacement patients will participate in Joint Camp that provides individualized and group therapy sessions to get them on the road to recovery.

The Orthopedic Institute will combine the latest technology with highly trained physicians and caring staff to offer services that match the highest levels of orthopedic care delivered across the country. All staff members will be trained to focus on orthopedic patients. These specialized skills and knowledge should lead to superior patient care, increased safety, quicker recoveries and enhanced patient satisfaction.

The Orthopedic Institute relocated 30 existing orthopedic beds from Forrest General's main campus to the new site on the campus of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists that includes offices for orthopedic surgeons, MRI Imaging and Southern Surgery Center, an outpatient ambulatory surgery center.