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Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is beneficial when joint pain prevents you from participating in your normal daily activities, such as walking, working and sleeping. We offer traditional and minimally invasive options for hip and knee joint replacement. This includes the very latest in replacement joints designed specifically for men or women.

Orthopedic surgeons at Bryan Medical Center have pioneered minimally invasive joint replacement procedures that make your recovery faster and less painful than with traditional surgery. In minimally invasive surgery, doctors use techniques and instruments to place the same clinically proven implants used in traditional surgery but with smaller incisions. These range from 2.5 to 3 inches, and are beneficial because they avoid cutting through muscles, tendons and ligaments, resulting in less trauma to your body. That said, even when a traditional approach to surgery is needed, doctors are making smaller incisions than before. Your doctor will discuss the surgery options and advise you on which is right for you.

Some of the things your doctor will consider:

  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • Your general overall health
  • Your body's physical structure
  • Your current activity level 

Joint Academy

The Joint Academy is an all-inclusive program that inspires our students (you, the patient!) how to prepare for hip or knee replacement starting before and continuing after surgery. It's important to participate in our Joint Academy from the very beginning. Proper knowledge ensures realistic expectations and a rapid, safe, and successful return to your activities.

The Joint Academy features:

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Innovative procedures and state-of-the-art technology
  • Safe and effective pain management
  • Advanced surgical procedures  
Individualized goals
  • Achieve safe walking with improved pain control
  • Encouragement to participate in therapy as soon as possible
  • Dismissal expectation set at day three
Pre-surgery education – Joint Academy class
  • Focus on education before, during and after surgery
  • Physician-endorsed patient education notebook
  • Family member or friend encouraged to participate
Personalized care
  • Dedicated, specially trained care instructors
  • Care instructors, PCP and surgeon develop treatment plan 
  • Private rooms promote quick recovery
Comfortable recovery
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Pain management plan is individually prescribed

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