Our specialty-trained doctors are recognized experts in joint replacement.
When a knee or hip is so badly damaged by injury or disease that it can’t be repaired, it can often be replaced with an artificial joint.
The most common joints replaced are hips and knees. Seventy percent of joint replacements are performed because arthritis has caused the joint to stiffen and become painful to the point where normal daily activities are no longer possible.
Many joint injuries and diseases can now be corrected with a type of surgery that requires only very small incisions. Orthopaedic surgeons can use an arthroscope – a long, narrow viewing device about the size of pencil – to look inside joints and diagnose the problem. Video pictures of the inside of the joint, taken by a tiny camera mounted on the arthroscope and shown on a monitor, aid the surgeon in making the repairs.
Because arthroscopic surgery requires incisions that may be only a quarter of an inch long, patients generally experience less pain and recover much faster than with traditional surgery.
The joint replacement program at FirstHealth began more than 30 years ago and has one of the highest success rates in the country. FirstHealth orthopaedic surgeons perform both full and partial joint replacements.
Our ultimate goal is to return you to optimum health and to help you with normal, pain-free, daily activity.
Why choose FirstHealth?
Our specialty-trained joint replacement doctors at FirstHealth have the training, experience and expertise to assess, diagnose and treat your condition individually to your needs.