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).