Is Joint Replacement right for me?
As you age, your joints (particularly the knee, hip and shoulder) can grow stiff, swollen or painful. This pain may be caused by osteoarthritis, when the cartilage that normally cushions your bones begins to break down. While medication or physical therapy may bring some relief, sometimes surgery may be your best long-term solution.
The orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at Trumbull Regional Medical Center specialize in total joint replacement, a procedure in which an injured or diseased joint is replaced with a metal implant that works similarly to your natural joint. Many patients who have their hip, knee or shoulder replaced feel immediate relief after years of aches and pains. Find confidence knowing that Trumbull Regional Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for advanced certification in total hip and total knee replacement - as well as being designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for these procedures. Here, you'll find everything you need for success, including a dedicated Joint Care Coordinator and a rewarding recovery experience which you'll share with patients just like you. Learn more about our unique joint replacement program.
Hundreds of thousands of people have hip and knee replacement each year, with success rates of 98 and 96 percent respectively, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. In addition to relieving pain, these procedures can enhance mobility and function, and help you rediscover the active life you love.
You may qualify for a life-changing procedure if:
1. You have tried everything else. Supplements, over-the-counter medication, joint injections - you name, you've tried it, and your joints still hurt.
2. Everyday tasks are becoming more difficult. Even something as simple as getting out of bed makes you ache, much less walking up and down stairs, being moderately physically active, or keeping up with your children or grandchildren.
3. You are otherwise in good health. Age is not usually a consideration when choosing whether or not to have a joint replaced - there is no upper age limit and younger patients may find their new joint is a lifelong solution to arthritis pain. The most important concern is whether you are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure, which typically has a relatively low rate of complications.
We proudly offer joint replacement solutions to the Warren, Trumbull County and Mahoning Valley communities we love to serve. Call (330) 974-0383 or find an orthopedic surgeon who can help you find a new lease on life.