Deciding to have hip, knee or shoulder replacement surgery isn’t an easy decision. Often, it’s the last step in a series of treatments and therapies you’ve tried to help manage your chronic joint pain and stiffness.
Surgery is usually the last line of treatment when all other treatments – including physical therapy and medications – have not helped the patient. Joint replacement surgery is a highly effective way of eliminating joint pain, correcting a deformity, and helping improve the patient’s mobility (movement). Joint replacement surgery is also performed to treat advanced arthritis.
People who are considered for joint replacement surgery often have severe joint pain, stiffness, limping, muscle weakness, limited motion, and swelling. Depending on the joint that is affected and the amount of damage, patients may have trouble with ordinary activities such as walking, putting on socks and shoes, getting into and out of cars, and climbing stairs. While we understand even the thought of surgery can be frightening, you can take heart in our care difference.
The Gwinnett Orthopedic Joint Replacement Center has made joint replacement and recovery simpler, faster, and more effective than ever. Our comprehensive, award-winning program begins the moment your surgery is scheduled, and continues with personalized support throughout your preparation, hospitalization and discharge home or to another care facility.
Superior outcomes and high satisfaction have placed us among the leading joint replacement centers nationwide. What’s more, our Center consistently exceeds national averages in key patient outcome indicators like increased functionality and pain reduction.