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Fairview Park Hospital
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The Joint Center

Offering the most advanced treatment technologies and specialized teams of surgery, pain and rehabilitation experts, The Joint Center physicians and staff at Fairview Park Hospital can address many forms of injury and ailment to the musculoskeletal system. Our offerings include:

Orthopaedic is surgery performed by a medical specialist, such as an orthopaedist or orthopaedic surgeon, trained to deal with problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body.Orthopaedic surgery corrects problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments, the ligaments and tendons. It may also deal with some problems of the nervous system, such as those that arise from injury of the spine. These problems can occur at birth, through injury, or as the result of aging. They may be acute, as in injury, or chronic, as in many aging-related problems. Orthopaedic surgery can include but not limited to:

  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Surgical sports medicine
  • Arthritis surgery
  • Fracture care surgery

Joint replacement is the surgical replacement of a joint with an artificial prosthesis.The most common joints to be replaced are hips and knees. There is ongoing work on elbow and shoulder replacement, but some joint problems are still treated with joint resection (the surgical removal of the joint in question) or interpositional reconstruction (the reassembly of the joint from constituent parts).

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. If the joint does not respond to conservative treatment such medication, weight loss, activity restriction, and use of walking aids such as a cane, joint replacement is considered appropriate.

Is it difficult for you to walk? To climb stairs? Do you spend more time than not thinking about your hip pain? Maybe it’s time to do something about your pain. And if all other conservative treatment options have failed, it may be time to consider having joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery has been successful in over 90% of patients – helping them gain mobility, relief from pain and an improved quality of life.

Fairview Joint Center offers an anterior option to traditional hip replacement.

What’s Different about Anterior vs. Traditional Hip Replacement?

  • Smaller incision
  • Less trauma to underlying muscle and soft tissue
  • Smaller scar
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Faster return to normal activities

Aftercare

Rehabilitation from orthopaedic injuries can require long periods of time. Rest assured, your orthopaedic surgeon will work closely with the Therapy Services Department at Fairview Park to ensure that patients receive treatment that will enhance the range of motion and return function to all affected body parts.

The Therapy Center at Fairview Park Hospital