Joint replacement surgery removes parts of your arthritic or damaged joint and replaces these parts with a device designed to replicate the movement of a healthy joint. Today, joint-replacement surgery does not have to cause a major disruption to your life. Texas Health hospitals’ approach to joint replacement surgery is designed to help you heal quickly and comfortably.
Minor incision procedures feature techniques that limit the size of the incisions used during surgery. This can shorten the length of time that surgical wounds need to heal, as well as decrease any associated pain and risk of infection.
Robotic technology allows physicians on our medical staff to more precisely map orthopedic surgeries in advance and use a minimally invasive approach to perform surgeries. Robotic technology is being used at many Texas Health hospitals for a number of orthopedic procedures.
Reconstructions and Revisions
The development of stronger and more durable joint replacement devices has recently greatly diminished the need for revision procedures. Nevertheless, a revision is necessary from time to time, when an initial replacement fails. The physicians on the medical staff of Texas Health hospitals can perform a full range of revision total joint services, including total hip, total knee and total shoulder.
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Several Texas Health hospitals have joint care coordinators who serve as a link between patients planning joint replacement surgery and their physicians. These coordinators guide patients and their families through the joint replacement process.
Joint-replacement program patients are encouraged to attend an informative preoperative class where you will learn what to expect before, during and after surgery.
During the class you will receive an in-depth overview of your surgery. You’ll have an opportunity to have your questions answered and meet other joint replacement patients.
Texas Health hospitals are dedicated to providing comprehensive therapy to patients recovering from injuries, illness and surgeries or those coping with a lifelong condition. Services meet a wide variety of rehabilitation and orthopedic needs, designed for patients of all ages.
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