Orthopedics

Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Total Joint Replacement Surgery is a procedure that can provide relief and restore freedom to those who suffer with debilitating pain in their arthritic hip and knee joints. Your arthritic joint is removed and completely replaced with a manufactured joint that is designed to simulate the smooth motion of a non-arthritic joint.

For more information on Total Joint Replacement Surgery, email us at jointinfo@ejgh.org.

Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

A total knee or Hip replacement is an operation to replace the worn or damaged parts of your joint. The surfaces of the diseased joint are removed and replaced with a mechanical artificial joint that is called prosthesis. This surgery can relieve the pain and stiffness in your knee joint.

With your new hip or knee replacement (also called arthroplasty) and the help of your orthopedic team, you may be able to resume some of the activities you once enjoyed. You may be permitted to go on long walks, dance, and play golf, garden, and ride a bicycle.

Anterior Hip Replacement

This form of hip surgery allows the surgeon to make the incision at the front of the hip instead of through the buttocks or side of the hip. This approach allows the doctor to access the hip socket without having to cut through several major muscle groups. This has resulted in significantly less recovery time, a smaller incision, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker return to work and normal activity for patients.

For an examination to determine if you are a candidate for Total Knee or Hip Replacement, call HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000. They can help you find a doctor who fits your needs and your insurance plan.

Rehab & Recovery

Even your surgeon will agree that most important person impacting the results of your surgery will be you. The more you can follow the guidelines before and after your surgery, the greater results you will enjoy. In our pre-surgery educational class, rehabilitation will be discussed in detail. East Jefferson General Hospital offers dedicated and excellent therapists who will begin working with you the day of, or day after, your surgery. Then, after your discharge, we offer outpatient rehab services along with a secondary recovery and rehab period at our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center located at 3601 Houma Blvd., Suite 200. All these components working with you help to ensure the outcome you desire: greater mobility with less or no pain associated with that mobility.