Joint Replacement Surgery
Joints can be damaged due to injury or as a result of a medical condition such as arthritis. When joints are damaged, the patient may be in pain or find it hard to perform daily activities. In some cases, nonsurgical treatments like medications or physical therapy may relieve pain and help regain motion. However, nonsurgical treatments are not always successful and joint replacement surgery may be the best solution.
During a joint replacement surgery, the damaged joint is removed and replaced with a prosthesis. The prosthesis is a metal, plastic or ceramic device designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.
Freeman’s highly-trained team of orthopaedic physicians are the regions' specialists in hip, knee and shoulder replacement. Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is recognized by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, US News & World Report and United Healthcare. Freeman Health System was recognized by “Becker’s Hospital Review” as being tied for fifth in the nation and is among the top 36 hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for hip and knee replacement surgery.
Types of Joint Replacement Surgeries
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers a wide range of joint replacement surgeries including:
- Knee Replacement
- Hip Replacement
- Shoulder Replacements