Joint Replacement Surgical Options

Not all hospitals have the expertise to perform replacement surgery on a variety of joints. At the Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care, our physician experts offer common procedures, such as are replacements of the hip and knee, as well as less common procedures like shoulder and ankle replacements as well.

Knee Pain Can Affect Every Aspect of Your Active Life

But choosing Danbury Hospital can help speed your recovery. A painful knee that hurts night and day makes it virtually impossible to live a full, active life. That's why so many patients choose Danbury Hospital for knee replacement surgery. Our total team approach ensures that each patient receives coordinated, comprehensive care that will rapidly put them on the road to recovery.

Danbury Hospital offers services and treatment options that many other hospitals don't. Our Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care has fully digital, diagnostic imaging equipment. Our board-certified surgeons are trained in the latest computer-assisted surgery and minimally invasive techniques, so patients recover faster. And our certified anesthesiologists offer state-of-the-art pain management techniques, like regional anesthesia. That means fewer side effects and shorter hospital stays.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Every patient is different. You and your doctor will talk about what knee replacement surgery is best for you. Some patients need a partial knee replacement while others need a complete knee replacement. At the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care at Danbury Hospital your doctor will custom fit your implants to your body to give you the best comfort and regain near-normal motion.

Procedures

  • Complete knee replacement: In this operation, both the top and bottom of the knee joint is replaced along with the underside of the knee cap. This is the most common total joint replacement surgery and has been the gold standard for treatment of the severely arthritic knee.
  • Uni-compartmental (partial) knee replacement: Although not as common as total knee replacement, the partial or uni-compartmental knee replacement (commonly called the "uni") is a viable alternative in limited situations. The uni-compartmental knee replacement has smaller, less invasive incisions.
  • Bilateral knee replacement: If both of your knees have arthritis, it is possible to have both knees replaced with total knee prostheses during one operation under one anesthesia. The operations are followed by a single rehabilitation period within one hospital stay.
  • Knee Replacement Revision: Although joint replacement surgery has been amazingly successful, a small percent of implants fail and require a second procedure to replace them with new components. This is called revision. It's a complex procedure and not available everywhere.

A Bad Hip Doesn’t Have to Cripple Your Life

Chronic hip pain and stiffness can put a real crimp in your lifestyle. Fortunately, the solutions to a variety of hip ailments can be found right nearby, at Danbury Hospital. At the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care, you'll find surgeons who are trained in minimally invasive techniques for both hip resurfacing and replacement. They also do hip revision surgery, a complex procedure not offered at most hospitals.

Hip Replacement Surgery

A total hip replacement will provide complete or nearly complete pain relief in 95-98% of patients. It will allow patients to carry out many normal activities of daily living. Most patients with stiff hips before surgery will regain near-normal motion, and nearly all have improved motion.

Doctors at the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care also offer a minimally invasive hip replacement, or "mini" hip replacement. This technique produces less pain, a smaller scar and a quicker recovery.

Hip Resurfacing

Hip resurfacing is a revolutionary type of hip replacement that replaces an arthritic hip joint while preserving more bone than a typical hip replacement. This technique may be appropriate for younger patients as an alternative to a traditional hip replacement.

Hip Replacement Revision

Although joint replacement surgery has been amazingly successful, a small percent of implants fail and require a second procedure to replace them with new components. This is called revision. It's a complex procedure and not available everywhere. If you're a candidate for joint revision you'll want an expert, and that's why you should choose Danbury Hospital.

We Help Get Stiff, Painful Shoulders Moving Again

People with arthritis in their shoulders can turn to Danbury Hospital for the best doctors, state-of-the art facilities, and continuum of care. It's a total team approach that helps damaged shoulders get back into the swing of things.

Our total team approach to orthopedic care coordinates diagnosis, treatment and recovery every step of the way. Our surgeons are trained in less invasive techniques and the latest in pain management — just a few of the things that allow Danbury Hospital to deliver the type of orthopedic care that's best suited for your particular condition.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The most common total shoulder replacement procedure involves replacing the arthritic joint surfaces with a highly polished metal ball attached to a stem and a plastic socket.

A Bad Ankle Can Strain An Entire Life

Life's no walk in the park when you have a bad ankle. In fact, walking anywhere can be a struggle. Fortunately, the doctors, state-of-the-art facilities and continuum of care at the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care at Danbury Hospital can help you get back on your feet again, more quickly and with less pain than ever.

Our total team approach to orthopedic care coordinates diagnosis, treatment and recovery every step of the way. Our surgeons are trained in less invasive techniques and the latest in pain management — just a few of the things that allow Danbury Hospital to deliver the type of orthopedic care that's best suited for your particular condition.

Ankle Replacement Surgery

Total ankle replacement removes and replaces the ankle joint with specially designed components made of a medical grade plastic, titanium and cobalt chromium alloy. The procedure is not for everyone, however, for some patients it's another option to ankle fusion.

For More Information

If you think you may be a candidate for knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle replacement surgery, consult your primary care physician about the Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care at Danbury Hospital.

If you're looking for a joint replacement surgeon, call us toll free at 1-800-511-9816, or try our online Find a Doctor tool.

 




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