TriHealth offers joint replacement surgery with several Joint Commission awards for our Centers of Excellence. Currently, our major complication and readmission prevention program can achieve results 10 times better and safer than national averages. Hip and knee replacement surgeries help people live better, healthier and potentially pain-free lives.
Joint Replacement Surgery: diseased joint description
Arthritis, injury and age are the principle causes of hip and knee joint destruction. Cartilage gradually thins out, and soon thereafter bone rubs directly on bone so that pain increases and function declines. Cartilage lasts longer when people are healthy and avoid conditions like obesity and injury.
Joint Replacement Surgery: when is surgery needed?
When pain and disability can no longer be controlled by medications, braces and walking aids then joint replacement is indicated. The surgeon, who knows the type of joint disease from which a patient suffers, will recommend the type of replacement. Patient life expectancy and health status influence what the surgeon recommends for surgical and recovery methods.
This surgery involves replacing the diseased or injured parts of the hip with an artificial implant, designed to function like a normal hip joint and to last for many decades.
This surgery involves replacing the diseased or injured parts of the hip with an artificial implant, designed to function like a normal knee joint and to last for many decades.
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