Total Joint Replacement
Quality of life is the bottom line in deciding whether to have a joint replacement. If your quality of life is deteriorating – if you’re giving up things you enjoy – then it may be time for a hip or knee replacement.
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center joint specialists have the experience and expertise to treat your hip or knee condition. They perform thousands of procedures each year and employ all surgical techniques and technologies to repair your hip or knee.
Getting in sooner will give our specialists more treatment options, and give you the ability to make a faster recovery. While our surgeons can usually fix a knee or hip at any time, it is crucial for the patient to have surgery before the knee stiffens or hip weakens. Waiting until then will likely hinder your recovery after surgery. Surgeons will discuss all options with you, both surgical and nonsurgical.
Thanks to new technology, implants last longer today because they are modular, meaning our specialists can go in and replace the plastic pad for hips and knees after 20 years or more with a relatively simple operation.
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center offers patients a Total Joint Education Class, which prepares them for their hospital stay and gives them a level of comfort. The class is usually given by a Patient Care Coordinator. Since the coordinators act as the liaison between the surgeon, nursing staff and social workers, they are usually on the floor, giving patients a familiar face to see after surgery.
Physical therapy is a critical part of your recovery. It is done the day of surgery, during the course of your hospital stay and at home for three weeks. Some patients may also need additional outpatient physical therapy.
Our goal is for patients to be able to walk with a cane and drive a car in three weeks. Most patients achieve this goal.
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center joint specialists can help you regain the freedom to participate in the activities you most enjoy.
To schedule an appointment with a knee or hip specialist, go to Find a Physician.
Joint replacement surgery won’t keep you on the sidelines for long
Kneel on that knee; swing those hips. See how joint replacement surgery can take away the pain and enhance your quality of life. Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center patients get back to the activities they enjoy after surgery.