What is joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery removes damage in the joint by 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 medication or physical therapy can no longer manage the pain and it drastically limits your activity, it may be time to consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon. Joint replacement can relieve pain and help you move and feel better.

If you or a loved one may benefit from our total joint program at Los Robles Regional Medical Center, call us at (805) 370-4694 or use our Total Joint Program Contact Form to submit a question online.

A personalized joint replacement and patient experience

Los Robles Regional Medical Center has developed a special orthopedic program that focuses on joint replacement. If joint pain affects you, we want to help you get back to the quality of life that you deserve as quickly and safely as possible.

We provide a completely patient-focused experience. Members of our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your surgery and recovery is a complete success. Read more on the details of our joint replacement program.

Is it time for surgery?

You may be wondering if it is time to speak with your doctor about the pain you are 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 more than one day a week?
  • Are pain medications no longer working?
  • Is joint pain limiting your participation in activities you love?