Is Joint Replacement Right for You?
If you’re considering hip, shoulder, or knee joint replacement surgery, we know it may seem overwhelming. At Crossroads Orthopedic Clinic, 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. Crossroads Orthopedic Clinic 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 618-244-9038 to find out more about joint replacement procedures and consult with an orthopedic specialist to see how we might be able to help.
*Persons with questions about a medical condition should consult a physician who is informed about the condition and the various modes of treatment available. Patient results may vary.
When it comes to joint replacement, the more informed you are, the better your experience. In the weeks leading up to your surgery, you'll have the opportunity to meet with members of your dedicated care team; learn about your procedure, hospital stay and postoperative care; plan for a smooth transition home; and ask any questions to feel confident and prepared.
On the big day, your surgeon will make sure you're comfortable, and review what to expect before, during and immediately after your procedure. We focus on providing you quality care, close to home.
Finally, you'll spend a few days recovering as we prepare you to head home. Everyone's a little different, but on the first day, you'll work with a physical therapist to get up and moving. From there, we'll focus on achieving daily goals, helping build your confidence.