What is joint replacement surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.
The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.
Why St. Joseph Hospital?
The replacement of hips, knees, shoulders and ankles are a specialty of the orthopedic specialists at St. Joseph Hospital. We use advanced medical, surgical and reconstruction methods, and prioritize personalized care focused on the concerns and needs of each patient.
Utilizing current advances in joint reconstruction techniques allows patients to return more quickly to their favorite activities. We provide options in joint replacement surgery, including minimally invasive techniques, computer assisted surgery and gender-specific implantable devices. Non-operative and other surgical treatments are always explored in depth before joint replacement is recommended.
In addition to our cutting edge technology and team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists we offer in-patient rehabilitation and out-patient physical rehabilitation in six convenient locations in the greater Nashua area including Nashua, Merrimack, Milford and Hudson.
Physical therapy is key
Moving around is critical not just in the days after surgery, but in the weeks and months after, too. The more you move, the better your long-term outcome. You’ll receive integrated care from the St. Joseph Hospital Orthopedic surgeons and specialists along with with highly trained physical therapy team who will all work with you on a post-surgery plan that best suits your needs.
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