Joint replacements provide pain relief and a more active lifestyle for people of all ages. A total joint replacement is the replacement of an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). The surgical procedure is called an arthroplasty. In some instances, a localized area of the joint is damaged, in which case a partial joint replacement can be considered. The physicians at Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center are specially trained to perform several types of arthroplasty procedures.

Via Christi Hospital and Manhattan Surgical Hospital, in conjunction with OSMC, have total joint programs to educate patients before and after surgery. Each program has highly specialized staff to provide care throughout the length of your stay. Your primary care physician will do appropriate pre-operative testing, such as lab work, a chest X-ray and an EKG. After surgery, physical therapists, occupational therapists, case managers, nurses and social workers work as a team to enhance your recovery.

Joint replacement surgeries performed by the surgeons at OSMC: