Joint surgery and replacement can treat a number of orthopedic conditions, including infections, arthritis, overuse, and injuries. If you live with chronic pain, you may find significant relief from joint surgery or replacement.
At Dignity Health Central California, our award-winning orthopedic surgeons perform a variety of joint surgeries. In addition to offering joint pain relief, we provide care for your physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors, orthopedic nurses, case managers, and physical and occupational therapists helps you return to your active lifestyle after joint replacement surgery.
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Pain Relief with Joint Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
If you have pain or limited movement in one of your joints, your doctor may recommend joint surgery. In addition to pain, joint surgery can effectively treat joints damaged by arthritis, disease, or trauma.
Hip and knee replacements are common types of joint surgery. Joint surgeries include:
- Joint fusion, which permanently joins two bones to provide pain relief but limits movement.
- Joint revision to replace joints that are old, damaged, or diseased.
- Arthroscopy, which uses minimally invasive surgery to detect and treat a variety of joint conditions.
- Joint resurfacing to preserve parts of your joint, such as the top of your thighbone.
- Total joint replacement, which involves implanting an artificial joint to replace a joint that is damaged or diseased.
Your doctor will determine the specific cause of your joint pain and discuss surgical options that will heal your joint so you can get back to daily activities. At all times, your physical, mental, and spiritual needs remain our focus.
Living Life Fully After a Joint Replacement Surgery
Your specific condition and type of surgery will determine how quickly you heal from joint surgery.
You may need physical therapy to restore movement and strengthen your joint. If you have major joint replacement surgery, you will likely spend a few days in our hospital and may need additional time at a rehabilitation center for the complete healing of your body, mind, and spirit.
Your doctor will perform surgery at one of these Dignity Health Central California area hospitals:
In addition to the high standard of care delivered at all of our orthopedic departments, Mercy Medical Center Merced is ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for total knee replacement. Schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to find out more about our recognized joint replacement program. Dignity Health Central California’s award-winning orthopedic surgeons provide exceptional joint replacement surgery in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.