The bones can be the most neglected part of the body. They take a beating daily and sometimes conditions arise that need medical attention.
The orthopedics specialists on staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Trophy Club combine personalized care, clinical research, and patient education to diagnose, treat, and offer follow-up care for many orthopedic conditions.
- Total joint replacement
- Hand surgery
- Neck and back pain management
Total Joint Replacement
When arthritis damages knee or hip joints, causing chronic pain and limiting daily function, joint replacement can restore people to active, functional and fulfilling lives. After rehabilitation, most patients are able to return to the activities they enjoyed before their joints became so painful.
A joint replacement can provide many years of improved functioning. Multi-center trial studies with thousands of patients show excellent long-term benefits from joint replacement.
Our Total Joint Replacement program is designed to provide comprehensive care for patients who undergo joint replacement. Our patient-friendly and compassionate approach can help you return to normal, active living. At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Trophy Club, we are Changing Orthopedic Care for Life.
In patients 55 and older who have had a total knee replacement, 93 percent still have good function 20 years later. For total hip replacements, 95 percent are still functioning well after 20 years.
Our program features:
- All private rooms
- Care delivered by a dedicated staff specially trained to work with joint replacement patients
- Area dedicated specifically for patients having joint replacement surgery
- A family member or friend can be your designated coach to help speed your recovery and assist with therapy
- Back in casual clothes soon after surgery
- A comprehensive pre-operative workshop
- Coordinated care after discharge
- Consultation with our joint replacement coordinator who will visit with you and facilitate your care
- The orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Trophy Club use advanced joint replacement materials and prostheses, and have a long track record of quality results.
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When you have hip or knee pain, it can be tough to decide when to walk it off and when to see a doctor. Your symptoms need to be treated when:
- An injury where you see a deformity or hear a popping sound
- Persistent pain that lasts more than a week
- Pain that recurs with specific activities
- Continuous pain and swelling
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Most people will develop this common condition at some point in their lives. Osteoarthritis results when a joint begins to wear out. This damage to the cartilage and bones limits movement and may cause pain. The tendency to develop this condition may run in your family, or it may be caused by an injury you had years ago.
Don’t Just Live with It
Sometimes, treatments for joint pain are as simple as rest, over-the-counter or prescription medications, activity modification and physical therapy. Occasionally, surgery is required. Joint replacement can restore people to active, functional and fulfilling lives. After rehabilitation, most patients can return to the activities they enjoyed before their joints became so painful.
Are You a Candidate for Joint Replacement?
When patients experience arthritis, the criteria he uses to determine whether joint replacement is an option may include some basic questions. Does it interfere with your ability to play with your children or grandchildren? Can you go up and down stairs? Are you having trouble with your daily walk? Does your pain wake you up at night? And if a weight-bearing X-ray of the joint shows bone touching bone, a patient may be a good candidate for joint replacement.
Advances in joint replacement
Thirty years ago, a total knee or hip replacement was likely to last just five to ten years. Now, with advancements in metallurgy and plastic development, they can last much longer.