Better Precision, Less Incision
Whenever possible, our surgeons use some of the most minimally invasive techniques available for joint replacement and other procedures. That includes options like the direct anterior approach for hip replacement, which allows your surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front, as opposed to the side or back. This way, the hip can be replaced with a single incision, and without disturbing surrounding muscles or tendons.
Immediately following surgery, patients can usually bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable. Other potential benefits include:
- Less pain
- Reduced tissue healing required
- Reduced risk of dislocation, unequal leg length and other complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker return to the life you love
Joint Academy: Prep for Surgery with Confidence
Have an upcoming joint replacement or spinal fusion? Join our orthopedic experts for a unique program that takes the mystery out of your surgery. You’ll meet members of your joint replacement care team, learn what to expect at each step and get the information and tools you need for a smooth and successful recovery. Learn more and register.
Nurse Navigator: Personalized Support Through the Journey
Joint replacement surgery may feel a little overwhelming, but at Saint Joseph Hospital, you’re never alone on the journey.
Our specially trained orthopedic nurse navigator is here to ensure your experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Count on your navigator to:
- Provide a single point of contact to make sure your needs are meet
- Guide you from pre-surgery to post-surgery care and through rehabilitation and recovery at home
- Review what to expect before, during and after your procedure
- Offer answers, comfort and encouragement every step of the way
Personalized Rehabilitation Programs
Get back to your life following an orthopedic injury, illness or procedure with our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Therapies are tailored to your unique needs, with an overall focus on relieving pain and restoring strength, function and mobility. If you’re hospitalized after joint replacement or another procedure, our physical therapists strive to have you up and walking the same day as surgery and ready to return home with confidence.
To schedule an appointment, call 859.313.2255.