Joint Replacement Program
With more and more adults and seniors feeling pain in their hips, knees and other joints, we knew it was time to develop a specific orthopaedic program at CCOA that focuses on joint replacement with a personal touch.
CCOA’s Joint Replacement Program has been developed to provide a completely patient-focused experience. This means that members of our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your surgery and recovery is a complete success and you are back on your feet feeling better as soon as possible!
Our surgeon, Dr. Andrew Bush, will meet with you to help you determine if surgery is right for you and whether you need a Total Joint Replacement or a Partial Joint Replacement surgery. Our clinical support staff will help make sure you feel comfortable with all information discussed at your visit(s) and our surgical scheduling team will assist you in choosing which hospital is right for your surgery, and obtaining all insurance authorizations and medical clearances prior to surgery being performed. Our team of talented and knowledgeable Physician Assistants will provide excellent post-surgical care for you in the weeks following your procedure.
IS IT TIME FOR SURGERY?
You may be wondering if it’s time to speak with your doctor about the pain you’re feeling in your hip(s), knee(s) and other joints. Well, if you can answer “yes” to the following questions, you just may be ready to learn more about CCOA’s Joint Replacement Program:
- Is it painful to perform everyday activities?
- Does the pain interfere with your ability to get a good night’s sleep?
- Does your affected joint hurt one or more days per week?
- Are pain medications no longer working?
- Is joint pain limiting your participation in activities you enjoy doing?
WHAT IS JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY?
Joint replacement surgery is done by removing a damaged joint and putting in a “new” one. There are many reasons why a joint is damaged, but the most common one is known as “wear and tear” arthritis. When the protective cushion of cartilage covering the ends of bones breaks down and wears away, it causes irritation, pain and stiffness.
When the pain can no longer be managed by medication and is so severe that your activities are limited, it then becomes time to consider seeing and orthopaedic provider who can help determine the best course of treatment, including surgical procedure, that is right for you. Replacing all or part of an affected joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better.
Deciding on any type of surgery is a big decision. We at CCOA want to make sure you are completely comfortable and have all the information you need for a positive experience and a successful outcome. We believe the more information and clear understanding you have about surgery, the better prepared you will be to recover quickly and get back to your normal activities!