A Personalized Joint Replacement Patient Experience
More and more individuals like you feel pain in their hips, knees and other joints that keep them from fully enjoying activities like time with family, fitness, travel or everyday tasks. Los Robles Regional Medical Center has developed a special orthopedic program just for you that focuses on joint replacement with a personal touch. Our goal is to help you get back to the quality of life that you deserve as quickly and safely as possible.
Our Total Joint Program provides a completely patient-focused experience. This means that members of our Total Joint Team will be with you every step of the way to insure your surgery and recovery is a complete success.
Is it time for surgery?
You may be wondering if it's time to speak with your doctor about the pain you're feeling in your hips, knees or other joints. If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may be ready to learn more about our Total Joint Program:
- Is it painful to perform everyday activities?
- Does the pain interfere with your sleep?
- Does your affected joint hurt one or more days per week?
- Are pain medications no longer working?
- Is joint pain limiting your participation in activities you love?
What is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is done by removing damage in the joint and putting in a replacement joint (also called a prosthesis.) There are many reasons why a joint becomes damaged, but the most common one is known as "wear and tear" arthritis. When the protective cushion of cartilage covering the ends of bones breaks down and wears away, it causes irritation, stiffness and pain.
When the pain can no longer be managed by medication or physical therapy and is so severe as to drastically limit your activity, it may be time to consider seeing an orthopedic (pronounced or-tho-PEE-dik) surgeon. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Studies have shown that hip and knee joints are replaced most often.