If joint pain keeps you from everyday activities like walking, exercise, recreation or work, joint replacement surgery can be a life-changing option to get you back to the life you love. At Providence, we perform replacement surgery for knees and hips.
During total knee surgery, the orthopedic surgeon replaces the damaged knee with metal and plastic components. Knee replacement surgery will help you feel better and move better without pain.
Your joints absorb stress and strain during your daily activities. If you have arthritis or injure your hip, the surface cartilage deteriorates. Without this cartilage, the bony surfaces of your joints rub together, causing pain and difficulty walking. During your total hip replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeon replaces the ball and socket of your hip with metal and plastic components. Once you’ve recovered from surgery, your hip will gain strength so you can walk without pain again.
Your total joint team, which includes orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, social workers and pharmacists, is dedicated to helping you get home and get back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible. They will get you up and walking after your surgery and help you return to regular activities in four to six weeks.