Joint Replacement and Reconstruction
Joint deterioration from arthritis or injury can make even the simplest
activities painful. Yet recent improvements in surgical techniques and
technology are making joint replacement an increasingly popular and effective
solution – allowing many to regain active, healthy lives.
Within St. Jude Heritage Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, you’ll
find some of the nation’s leading experts offering today's most
advanced joint replacement options. Having performed thousands of successful
joint replacements, our surgeons’ expertise and experience allow
them to individualize the procedure, technique and materials to fit your
needs. In fact, our nationally respected surgeons are leaders in creating
remarkable patient outcomes.
We're pleased to offer our patients the newest surgical approaches
to joint problems, including:
- minimally-invasive knee and hip replacement
- partial knee replacement in which only the most damaged areas of cartilage
are removed and replaced
- total joint replacement for shoulder and ankle
- shoulder and hip resurfacing
- joint reconstruction surgery, including complex revision surgery
- advanced arthroscopic techniques
Partial Knee Replacement
At St. Jude Heritage you'll find highly experienced experts in total
knee replacement as well as newer, minimally-invasive partial knee replacement.
Unlike a total replacement in which all three compartments of the knee
are replaced, a partial knee replacement removes only the damaged or diseased
areas while preserving healthy bone and cartilage. This minimally-invasive
resurfacing technique also preserves the tendons and ligaments around
the knee. Ideal for those whose arthritis or knee damage is confined to
a limited area, our surgeons are using this advanced technique to produce
exceptional results, including a more normal knee motion, better range
of movement and an accelerated recovery. Considered an outpatient procedure,
partial knee replacement often requires only an overnight hospital stay.