The Joint Center
A stiff, painful knee or hip can interfere with your daily life, making even walking difficult. Thanks to breakthroughs in surgical techniques and materials, our orthopedic surgeons perform hundreds of total hip and knee replacements every year, using safe, reliable procedures. These advancements will allow you to resume many of the activities you enjoy with less pain and more mobility.
In Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s high-tech surgical suites, we feature Montgomery County’s only Hana Table. Its unique design enables your surgeon to perform minimally-invasive hip replacement with the anterior (front) approach. It means less cutting, less pain and a quicker recovery time. If you’re facing knee replacement, the Rotating Platform Knee instrument can bend and rotate, and is designed for prolonged performance.
Who Has Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement is for people whose ability to walk, work or perform even simple activities is severely limited because of arthritis or other causes. Surgery is recommended only after alternative methods have been tried unsuccessfully or are not appropriate for a person's joint problem.
Most orthopedic experts consider replacement to be the best method of handling advanced arthritis in the knee or hip.
The Joint Program: How it Works
Before you have joint replacement surgery, you will attend our Total Joint Replacement Class. In this class, you'll meet other people considering surgery and learn what to expect during and after the procedure, from managing pain to putting on socks.
Your surgery will be performed by one of our board-certified surgeons, who perform more than 250 joint replacement surgeries each year. Throughout your hospital stay, our highly skilled and supportive nurses will monitor your condition with the latest technological equipment.
After your surgery, our certified orthopedic nurses help with inpatient support and care plans for recovery at home, and our physical and occupational therapists will create a rehabilitation program to meet your individual needs.
Leaving the Hospital
Most patients having either knee or hip replacement surgery stay in the hospital three or four days. When you are ready to leave the hospital, our social worker will help you make arrangements for the best place to complete your recovery.
To Learn More
Learn more about joint replacement surgery by attending our FREE Joint Replacement Preparation Class. During class, you can talk with our orthopedic nurse clinician, physical therapist, occupational therapist and social worker. To sign up for a class or arrange a tour, please call 1-800-642-0101.
Benefits of our Joint Program
- State-of-the-art surgical suite
- Pain medication that you can control
- Care plans that enable you to follow your progress through recovery
- Preoperative class and support
- Special education and support for your family
- Case management by our orthopedic nurse clinician
- An all-RN staff, including orthopedically certified nurses on the dedicated Orthopedic Unit
- Knowledgeable and friendly staff