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Do You Need a Total Joint Replacement?

Deciding to have a joint replacement (joint arthroplasty) is a big decision, which can help relieve hip joint, shoulder joint pain, and knee joint pain caused by joint damage or arthritis. A joint replacement procedure will enable you to live a fuller, more active life. All orthopedic care, but especially a total joint replacement, should be a cooperative decision between you and your orthopedic surgeon. It is important to give yourself time to prepare for the physical, psychological, and social aspects of joint replacement surgery.

Planning for the challenges of joint replacement surgery and joint replacement recovery will help ensure a more successful outcome. Orthopedic surgeons performing a joint arthroplasty use metal and/or plastic parts to reconstruct worn-down, damaged, or arthritic joint surfaces. This has been effective as a treatment for arthritic patients who have failed nonsurgical treatment and have disabling function, limitation of activities of daily living, and need relief from arthritis pain.

Specialized Treatment Services

Planning for the challenges of joint replacement surgery and joint replacement recovery will help ensure a more successful outcome. Orthopedic surgeons performing a joint arthroplasty use metal and/or plastic parts to reconstruct worn-down, damaged, or arthritic joint surfaces. This has been effective as a treatment for arthritic patients who have failed nonsurgical treatment and have disabling function, limitation of activities of daily living, and need relief from arthritis pain.

Planning for the challenges of joint replacement surgery and joint replacement recovery will help ensure a more successful outcome. Orthopedic surgeons performing a joint arthroplasty use metal and/or plastic parts to reconstruct worn-down, damaged, or arthritic joint surfaces. This has been effective as a treatment for arthritic patients who have failed nonsurgical treatment and have disabling function, limitation of activities of daily living, and need relief from arthritis pain.

Total joint replacements have come a long way. Previously patients stayed in the hospital for several days to recover, only to make their way into another physical therapy session for post-surgical care.  Our minimally invasive joint repair surgeries offer the benefit of reducing the length of stay in hospitals for our patients. Thanks to medical advancements, research, and technology, the orthopedic surgeons at ISH-Orthopedic Specialists can provide better outcomes and quicker joint replacement recovery times for our patients.

Outpatient total joint replacement procedures are now being performed on select patients at ISH-Orthopedic Specialists. Outpatient total joint replacement patients must meet medical criteria to be considered for this option, and also have an appropriate home setting and support to allow discharge the same day. To improve the surgical process our surgeons have implemented the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) after a joint replacement operation.

ROSA® Robotic Surgical Assistant for Knee Replacements ROSA® Robotic Surgical Assistant For Knee Replacements 

We are proud to offer ROSA® Knee robotic technology from Zimmer Biomet. ROSA, which stands for Robotic Surgical Assistant, is designed to help your specially-trained surgeon tailor the placement of your knee implant just for you. The surgical procedure using ROSA Knee is similar to traditional total knee replacement, but with a robotic assistant. Your joint replacement surgeon has been specially trained to use ROSA Knee to personalize the surgical approach for your unique anatomy.

Robotic orthopedic surgery is one of the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, and Orthopedic Specialists is excited to offer this groundbreaking surgical technology to our knee replacement surgery patients!

Getting a precise knee implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. ROSA Knee uses data collected before and during surgery to inform your surgeon of many details related to your unique anatomy that may affect your implant fit. By using this data to make more informed decisions, your surgeon can plan for and carry out personalized surgery based on your individual needs. Learn more about ROSA!

Advanced Joint Replacement Surgery Services 

The orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic doctors at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics and Orthopedic Specialists continue to utilize multiple pathways, including but not limited to a variety of pain management techniques to ensure your safety, pain management, and quick recovery

As Iowa’s orthopedic experts, we encourage you to reach out with any further questions you may have regarding how a total joint replacement including knee replacement, hip replacement, or shoulder replacement might relieve your pain. As the best hospital for joint replacement surgery,  Iowa Specialty Hospital and Orthopedic Specialists want you to feel as prepared as you can be before your surgery by specializing in you.

If you are suffering from, hip, shoulder, or knee problems and want to talk about surgical solutions for pain relief, we invite you to schedule an appointment with at Orthopedic Specialists today!

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