Total Joint Replacement
Coordinated orthopedic care for you
If you need joint replacement surgery, our Total Joint Replacement Program offers a full range of interdisciplinary orthopedic care. Replacement of a joint that has deteriorated from arthritis --osteoporosis, rheumatoid, or trauma -- is an option for those who no longer get relief from nonsurgical treatment such as rest, therapy and medication.
We have several orthopedic surgeons on staff who specialize in these complex joint replacement procedures, many with fellowship training. Our surgeons use the newest, most advanced cross-linked polyethylene joints. Procedures done Stamford Health include:
- Total replacement of any joint
- Reverse shoulder replacement (in which the socket is at the top of the arm bone and the ball is at the shoulder)
- Unicondylar (partial) knee replacement
Our joint replacement program has been designed to support you through every aspect of your orthopedic surgery, guided by our Clinical Nurse Coordinator who is there from beginning to end. Our focus is always on educating you about what to expect, beginning with a comprehensive consultation that outlines what will happen before, during, and after surgery.
Recovery takes place at our specialized orthopedic surgery unit, where nurses are trained to focus on pain management and joint replacement from post-surgery through rehabilitation. We also provide on-site occupational and physical therapy. Postoperative therapy can be done at the state-of-the-art Tully Health Center, and when you’re ready to resume your regular fitness routines, the medically supervised staff at the Sarner Health and Fitness Institute are always available for advice and support.