When joint pain is severe, your doctor will often suggest joint replacement surgery. At Nanticoke, you can rest assured that you will have the highest quality care possible provided by an outstanding patient care team completely focused on you, the patient.
When symptoms of knee pain become severe, knee replacement surgery may be recommended by your physician. During knee replacement surgery cartilage is replaced with an artificial surface. This artificial substitute for the cartilage is inserted on the ends of the bones. Results have shown 95 to 98% of patients having knee replacement surgery have good to excellent outcomes, meaning relief of pain and significant increase to activity and mobility due to reduced pain.
Hip Replacement Surgery
When symptoms of hip pain become severe, hip replacement surgery may be recommended by your physician. During hip replacement surgery cartilage is replaced with an artificial substance inserted on the ends of the bones to create a new surface. Or, a total hip replacement surgery replaces the upper end of the thighbone with a metal ball and resurfaces the hip socket to recreate a smooth surface for increased mobility and decreased pain. Results have shown patients having hip replacement surgery have good to excellent outcomes, meaning relief of pain and return to an active lifestyle.
PREPARING FOR SURGERY
The Orthopedic Program at Nanticoke offers a comprehensive preoperative patient education class that helps you prepare for your surgery. This free class allows us to provide you with important information about preparing for surgery and the entire surgery process. You will get to meet someone from our surgical team, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist and a case manager that will help answer any questions you may have.
WHAT’S THE DOCTOR SAYING?
Arthroscopy: The use of special cameras and equipment to see, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint
Fusion: When bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices such as rods to heal into a single solid bone.
Osteotomy: Correction of a bone deformity by re-positioning the bone.
Joint Replacement: Removal of an arthritic or damaged joint, replacing it with an artificial joint or prosthesis.
Soft-Tissue Repair: Repairing or mending soft tissue such as a torn ligament or tendon.
YOUR COMFORT MATTERS
While at Nanticoke, joint and hip replacement patients can expect surroundings that support both their comfort as well as the comfort of their family or recovery coach. Newly renovated rooms include features that provide a home-like environment including changes to the room layout to accommodate less mobile patients, warm colors in the room, comfortable accommodations for your coach, access to online resources including movies and the internet, online meal ordering, and much more. Patients also have access to alternate pain management methods such as soothing videos to help a patients relax prior to surgery or any other time a calming environment is needed.
Want to know more about Orthopedic Surgery Services at Nanticoke?
- Call the Orthopedic Nurse Liaison at 302-629-6611, extension 5105.