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 resurfacing
- joint reconstruction surgery, including complex revision surgery
- advanced arthroscopic techniques
Total Knee Replacement
One of the most successful and common orthopedic surgeries in the world
is the full (total) knee replacement. This surgery is a game-changer for
patients with severe knee arthritis who are living with pain and limitations.
Our orthopedic surgeons perform a high volume of small incision, less
invasive knee replacements using the most advanced implant surfaces, including
newer ceramic and zirconium alloy implants. We take pride in using only
knee replacement systems that have been on the market for many years (“battle-tested”)
without product recalls or FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) warnings.
We partner with our hospital teams, including our surgical nurses, postoperative
nurses, and physical therapists, to provide the patient with a comprehensive
joint replacement program to make their recovery faster, easier, and safer.
Total Hip Replacement (Full hip replacement)
For patients with bone on bone arthritis of the hip joint, even walking
down their hallway or up to their second floor bedroom can be a difficult
struggle. Our surgeons will perform a comprehensive physical examination
and imaging evaluation to determine whether hip replacement is right for
you. Once we have determined that hip replacement is appropriate, our
surgical team is proud to offer a variety of hip replacement options,
including the popular posterior approach, the reliable anterolateral approach,
and the increasingly popular direct anterior approach to total hip placement.
Our team will help you determine the pro’s and con’s of each
surgical approach option to choose the best option for each individual
patient, since we realize that patients can often be overwhelmed with
the large amount of information (or misinformation) that is available
online and in our communities.
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.