The expert surgeons at Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates perform total hip and knee joint replacements for the Center for Joint Replacement. Your physician will help you determine which approach best addresses your condition based on your lifestyle. Joint replacement is a treatment option when pain:
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a plastic, metal, or ceramic device. The new, artificial joint is designed to move as effectively as a healthy, natural joint.
Our skilled specialists use the latest techniques and technologies to provide least invasive joint replacement options, including:
At Fort HealthCare, we have created a special program that brings a team of experienced and expert surgeons together with caring and specially-trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care to get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible. Our staff has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills, and their passion for outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for all patients undergoing this important procedure.
Once your surgery has been scheduled, your joint care coordinator will be in touch to discuss any concerns you may have and to review important information pertaining to your surgery.
Two weeks prior to surgery, you will attend a class at the hospital that covers rehabilitation and therapy, the dos and don’ts after joint replacement surgery, the resources available to you, and how to prepare for your hospital stay and recovery.
After your procedure, you will be moved to a special suite staffed with dedicated nurses just for Center of Joint Replacement patients, specifically trained to anticipate your needs and maximize your comfort.
Within our hospital, we have created a special area just for the care of our joint replacement patients – an area welcoming of friends and family and free of hospital gowns. Exercise and therapy can be done in private or in group settings, so our patients can support and encourage each other on the road to recovery.
We believe the key to a better outcome is our commitment to superior education for you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way greatly reduces stress and anxiety, and prepares you for as smooth a recovery as possible. Our comprehensive approach includes:
We continuously evaluate and measure our performance to ensure that we provide the highest quality program possible, tailored to each and every patient. Our team meets regularly to maintain clinical and service excellence in all aspects of joint replacement. We also plan a number of special surprises to lift patients’ spirits during the recovery process.