Is Joint Replacement Right For You?
If you’re considering hip, shoulder, or knee joint replacement surgery, we know it may seem overwhelming. At Heartland Regional Medical Group - Orthopedics, our goal is to make the journey easier. Our skilled orthopedic team can see you through each phase of care, from pre-op education through your last inpatient therapy session.
If pain from bone, joint, ligament, or muscle problems is keeping you from enjoying life like you used to, you don't have to travel far for relief. Heartland Regional Medical Group - Orthopedics providers specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of injuries and disorders - from traumatic and sports-related conditions to chronic and debilitating joint pain.
So whether you want to get back to your morning run or just walk up your stairs with greater ease, it's nice to know that you can count on skilled orthopedic care that's close to home.
What is Total Joint Replacement?
Over time, the cartilage that cushions the hip or knee bones can wear away, causing pain and discomfort and making simple activities like walking and shopping unbearable. Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure where the worn-out surfaces of the hip or knee are replaced with man-made components. Total joint replacement can help reduce pain, allow easier movement, and get you back to a more active life.
Who is a Candidate for Total Joint Replacement?
Joint replacement surgery may be considered for those suffering from arthritic pain that severely limits the activities of daily living. It is recommended after careful examination and diagnosis of your joint problem and after more conservative measures such as exercise, physical therapy, and medications have proven ineffective.
How Long Will I Be in the Hospital?
With improvements in surgical techniques including minimally invasive joint replacement solutions, and post-op care, it is common for many patients to be able to go home from the hospital after two or three days. Of course, each patient is different, but the goal should be for you to recover in the comfort and privacy of your own home as soon as possible.
Call (618) 998-7177 to find out more about joint replacement procedures and consult with an orthopedic specialist to see how we might be able to help.