Our Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care has earned the “Center of Excellence” designation from the Joint Commission for providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care, including hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle replacement. Care includes:
- A care coordinator who provides education and guidance every step of the way, pre-op through your rehabilitation.
- Pre-admission testing in our dedicated unit, designed to meet the unique needs of joint replacement patients and families. Services include individualized patient education, nursing and anesthesia assessments, and collaboration with you on planning a pain management program for your surgical recovery. Learn more about our Total Joint Mandatory Pre-Op Class.
- Dedicated orthopedic operating rooms and clinical support staff.
- A comfortable orthopedic recovery unit with physician assistants, nursing and rehabilitation staff specially trained to care for total joint replacement patients.
- Advanced, digital diagnostic imaging technology.
- Acute in-hospital therapy services.
- Outpatient physical and occupational therapy.
- Access to home care services with Western Connecticut Home Care (formerly DVNA).
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 surgeons are trained in less invasive techniques and the latest in pain management, offering common procedures, such as are replacements of the hip and knee, as well as less common procedures like shoulder and ankle replacements.
Every patient is different; some need a partial knee replacement, while others do better with a complete knee replacement. At the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care, your surgeon will discuss options and custom-fit your knee implant to give you the best comfort and regain near-normal motion.
- Complete knee replacement: Replacement of the top, bottom and underside of the kneecap. 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: The uni-compartmental knee replacement has smaller, less invasive incisions and, for some, is a viable alternative.
- Bilateral knee replacement: If both of your knees have arthritis, you can have both replaced during one procedure, 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. A complex procedure not available everywhere, this is a corrective surgery to replace failed implants with new components.
There’s no need to suffer with chronic hip pain and stiffness. At Danbury’s Center for Advanced Orthopedic Care, our surgeons 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.
- Total hip replacement: This provides complete or nearly complete pain relief in 95-98% of patients, most of whom regain near-normal motion.
- 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.
- Robotically assisted joint arthroplasty (MAKOplasty): A total hip replacement procedure, performed using a robotic arm for superior implant placement.
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