Studies have shown that patients who undergo joint replacement surgery, and who participate in group education and physical therapy, typically demonstrate a quicker increase in mobility. That’s why we designed our program at the Joint Replacement Center so that patients share much of their experience in a group setting, from pre-operative education to post-operative rehabilitation.
We also encourage family members and friends to take part in their recovery, by acting as coaches and helping to provide motivation throughout recovery. Along with the patient, they will learn how to perform home exercises that will help you get back to your normal activities and routine.
At North Memorial, we’re leading the way in anterior hip replacement – a new type of hip replacement surgery that is less invasive than traditional total hip replacement. Our surgeons have performed more anterior total hips than any other hospital in the state.
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic essential oils to positively influence the mind and body, as well as to enhance our emotional and physical well-being. Essential oils are used as an alternative therapeutic modality.
Patients share much of their experience in a group setting, from pre-operative education to post-operative rehabilitation. Patients who undergo joint replacement surgery and participate in group education and physical therapy typically demonstrate quicker increase in mobility. Family members or friends can act as coaches, helping to provide motivation throughout recovery. Along with the patient, they learn how to perform home exercises that will help lead to a faster return to normal activities.
MRI-assisted total knee replacement customizes knee replacement surgery to each patient. MRI knee images are sent to the manufacturer of the artificial components to analyze and design a cutting guide from the exact specifications of a patient’s knee. The advantages of MRI-guided total knee replacement include shorter operating time, less invasive, a more custom fit and improved balance and stability of ligaments.
More and more joint replacement center patients are seeking alternative therapies to help reduce and manage pain. We offer a variety of alternative or complementary therapies for these patients. Our alternative therapies include pet therapy, music therapy and aromatherapy.
The Joint Replacement Center offers free weekly pre-operative classes for patients who are having total joint replacement and those who are considering the procedure.
A reverse total shoulder replacement is a relatively new procedure that helps patients with conditions that previously had no solution, such as irreparable rotator cuff tears combined with arthritis. Surgery with a reverse prosthesis – reversing the positions of the ball and the socket – can lessen shoulder pain dramatically and result in improved function in the shoulders.
Joint pain and stiffness caused by conditions like ostheoarthritis and dysplasia can negatively impact quality of life and overall health for these individuals. If treatment such as weight control, physical therapy or medication fail to relieve pain, surgery may be the best option.