Total joint replacement surgery is often done when a repair is not possible. While hip and knee replacements are some of the most common joint replacement surgeries performed, many other joints in the body can also be replaced such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hands, fingers, ankles, and toes. The type of joint replacement used and the amount of recovery time required after surgery greatly varies depending on the joint. Pain management and physical therapy may not always address the root cause of joint pain. After a thorough consultation, orthopedic surgery may be the answer to ending joint pain.
Our approach to serious orthopedic conditions, injuries, and disorders always include a full evaluation of every aspect of our patients’ health and extensive testing to determine the best possible treatment with the individual’s long-term well-being and recovery as our primary concern. We provide thorough and comprehensive scans, usually including CAT (CT) scans, X-rays, and in some cases, MRI scans as well as a full evaluation of the body and family history of each patient.
For more information about Hemet Global Medical Center’s Total Joint Replacement Program, please call (951) 652-2811.