Joint Replacement and Reconstruction
Joint replacement for relief of chronic pain
Advances in medical technology have made joint replacement therapy a highly effective option to treat chronic joint pain from arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases or injury. Charotte Regional and Peace River Regional's multidisciplinary orthopedic care team includes orthopedic doctors, surgeons, pain management specialists and physical therapists who provide comprehensive care. We offer the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, including:
- Total joint replacement for knees, elbows and shoulders
- Partial knee replacements
- Hip resurfacing
- Minimally invasive options
A new approach to orthopedic care
The Center for Joint Replacement at Charlotte Regional's goal is to involve patients in each step of the recovery process. Affectionately known as "Joint Academy" by hospital staff and patients, it's the only program of it's kind in Charlotte County.
After being referred by their physician, patients receive information regarding joint replacement and are encouraged to participate in general orientation with the Joint Academy team. Orientation includes talking with nurses and physical therapists, touring the facilities, and learning about how their week at Joint Academy will progress.
After surgery, patients attend daily physical therapy sessions in the Joint Academy unit with their "coach" - usually a family member or friend - who is on hand to help them through the sessions. Once a patient is ready for discharge, home health nurses and physical therapists monitor the patient's progress at home. The program doesn't end there - Joint Academy staff follows up with graduates to see how the recovery is progressing.
State-of-the-art robotic technology for knee replacement
Peace River's surgeons can offer a minimally invasive option to alleviate knee pain associated with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System to perform MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a procedure that allows them to resurface the diseased area while sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The digital tracking system constantly monitors and updates the patient’s anatomy and allows the surgeon to make real-time adjustments to optimize implant positioning and placement..
MAKOplasty® offers a number of benefits over traditional knee replacement techniques, including:
- Optimal implant positioning that results in a more natural knee motion.
- Less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
- As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
Comprehensive care through recovery
Part of our comprehensive care includes preparing our patients properly before surgery, as well as helping them recover their mobility. You’ll know what to expect before, during and after surgery. Our orthopedic care professionals are focused on providing exceptional care from diagnosis through recovery.