Joint Replacement in Shelbyville
Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Ankle Joint Replacement Surgery
When more conservative treatments fail to relieve joint pain, you and your
physician will need to discuss the possibility of joint replacement surgery.
This is an intense procedure that should only be considered after all
other options have been exhausted. The goal of this treatment is to remove
damaged or diseased bone and tissue and replace it with a new artificial
joint made of ceramic, metal, and plastic.
Joint replacement is a very effective treatment for eligible candidates.
Replacement joints are built to last for up to 20 years and should provide
patients with the pain relief and increased mobility they’ve been
looking for. At Major Health Partners, we utilize the latest techniques
for minimally invasive joint replacement surgery. We guide our patients
through pre-surgery preparation to ensure post-surgical care is smooth
and the patient makes a complete recovery.
Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery is most often recommended for patients with severe
osteoarthritis, victims of injury, or patients who have had no luck treating
pain through other treatments like physical therapy or medication. Once
you and your doctor have agreed that joint surgery is the right choice,
you will need to spend several weeks preparing. We will have to perform
a complete health assessment to ensure your body can safely handle the surgery.
On your own time, there are several things you can do to prepare for joint
replacement surgery, including:
- Performing mild exercises to strengthen your body—you should ask
your doctor for recommendations
- Learning more about what the surgery involves
- Eating a nutritious diet in the weeks leading up to surgery
- Cutting down on alcohol and other controlled substances
- Stop smoking
Another important thing to remember is that you will need to spend several
weeks resting before you fully recover from the operation. Stock your
home with easy-to-prepare meals and find out if a friend or loved one
can stay with you for the first week while you recovery.
Adjusting to Your New Joint
Recovering from joint replacement surgery takes time. Most patients stay
in the hospital for a brief period after the procedure so their physician
can assess their condition and start them on a recovery plan. Your muscles
and tissues will be weak from the operation. Your doctor will recommend
physical therapy, cryotherapy, and medication to help your body heal.
rehabilitation process is different for each patient. Be sure to talk to your doctor
about what to expect after the operation well ahead of time so you can
make the proper preparations.
- Learn more information about our joint replacement surgeries at MHP FORCE