Joint Replacement Procedures
When choosing a hospital for joint replacement surgery, experience counts. Medical studies prove that high volume surgeons and hospitals have better outcomes with fewer complications. The surgeons and staff at The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital perform a high volume of joint replacement procedures, making them experts in their field. Our patients highly rank their experience with their surgery and recovery at the hospital. In fact, we are in the top tier of patient satisfaction across the country for a patient’s likelihood to recommend the hospital following their surgery. We are ranked equally as high by our patients for our communication with them and our pain management program.
The most common reason for joint replacement surgery is arthritis. Arthritis can take several forms including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis. Osteoarthritis usually appears after the age of 50 and often in people with a family history. Over time, the cartilage in the joint can wear away, causing the bones to rub together creating pain and stiffness in the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease that damages the cartilage, causing pain and stiffness. Traumatic arthritis is caused by an injury that damages the cartilage in the joint and causes similar symptoms.
The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital offers several types of joint replacements to relieve these arthritic conditions including total knee replacement, total hip replacement, total shoulder replacement, robotic total knee replacement, robotic total hip replacement and robotic partial knee replacement. The hospital was the first in the Southwest United States to perform total knee replacement surgery using the robotic surgery technique.
The hospital’s joint replacement program includes education classes prior to surgery to prepare patients for the procedure and their recovery. Patients receive a physical therapy plan developed by our orthopedic physical therapist and an exercise schedule for use at home. A successful recovery depends in large measure on following these guidelines through the first few weeks after surgery.