Movement is important in everything you do, whether walking, working or enjoying the outdoor activities our area offers. If a badly damaged joint keeps you from moving freely, it may be time to consider joint replacement.
At Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, we offer hip and knee replacement surgery that can restore your movement and help you get back to doing the activities you love.
Our surgeons and nursing staff are highly experienced and will work to keep your pain to a minimum.
Arthritis, injury, and normal wear and tear can damage your knees and hips. Joint replacement surgery involves swapping out your damaged joint for an artificial one made of metal and plastic parts.
Sometimes, we can do minimally invasive procedures through incisions that are just a few inches long. These procedures are less disruptive to the muscles around your joint and may result in less discomfort for you.
To help you prepare for joint replacement surgery and learn what to expect, we offer total joint classes for you and your family members and caregivers. We’ll contact you by phone with details.
After surgery, our physical therapists will work with you to do exercises that build up your strength so you can get moving again quickly. In most cases, you can expect to be up and walking the day of your surgery.
These professionals may participate in your care when you have joint replacement surgery:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Social workers