If joint pain is limiting your mobility, you may be a candidate for surgical joint replacement. Surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton specialize in the replacement of knee, hip and shoulder joints.
Texas Health Denton provides comprehensive care, education, rehabilitation and dedicated personnel to help you get back to the things you enjoy. The joint replacement pre-operative education program helps patients learn what to expect before, during and after their procedures.
The knee joint is the largest in the body and is made up of bones, ligaments and muscles. Knee pain can occur with age and the wear and tear of ordinary living. Depending on how much of your knee is affected, your surgeon has several options for replacing damaged cartilage and bone to create a more comfortable, better-functioning knee joint.
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint located at the top of the thighbone, or femur. Hip joint replacement involves removing the damaged ball, cartilage and bone from the socket and implanting materials that function as a new joint, eliminating the pain of bone-on-bone contact. Surgeons on the medical staff offer several options for replacing the hip joint.
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that is less likely to require replacement. However, if replacement is needed, surgeons on the medical staff can remove the damaged part of the joint and use implants to resurface cartilage and bone.
Ask your doctor for more information about joint replacement, or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).