Total Joint Replacement
If you need a knee, hip or shoulder replacement, you want to be in the hands of experienced, caring surgeons, in a setting that offers the postoperative rehabilitation services you need.
At Mease Countryside Hospital, the expertise of our joint replacement surgical team is recognized locally and nationally. We offer the latest surgical technology, including minimally invasive techniques, pre-operative education classes and outpatient physical therapy for postoperative recovery.
While we have the experience to treat every type of patient, we view each person as an individual. Our pre-operative and postoperative programs address the needs of patients and their families. For example, we offer a weekly class for patients facing total knee or total hip replacement surgery. This class provides an overview of the joint replacement process and helps prepare patients for surgery and guide them through recovery. For more information, call (727) 249-9386.
Our staff works diligently to ensure that each patient achieves a complete recovery and can resume normal activities, including their favorite sports activities.
Total Joint Navigation: Advanced Surgical Technology
Total joint navigation is the latest innovation in joint replacement therapy. This new technology delivers enhanced accuracy. It can often be combined with minimally invasive surgical techniques that speed recovery. In fact, many knee replacement patients are walking the day after surgery.
Progressive technology is an important tool, but the ultimate success of the procedure rests in the hands of the experienced and well-trained surgeons. Mease Countryside's orthopedic surgeons were among the first to use the joint navigation technology, since we worked with the manufacturer to help develop it. Therefore, our surgeons have years of experience with systems that many other facilities are just beginning to employ.
About the Stryker® and OrthoSoft® Joint Navigation Systems
The Stryker® and OrthoSoft® joint navigation systems used at Mease Countryside Hospital are state-of-the-art technology for knee and hip replacements. These systems perform precise calculations for the incision and analyze joint characteristics so that orthopedic surgeons can determine the optimal reduction of damaged cartilage.
This navigation technology also helps surgeons ensure that the replacement joint is properly aligned for each patient's anatomy. Patients benefit from:
- Improved joint performance
- Strength and stability
- Extended longevity
- Faster recovery
The benefits of these joint navigation systems are further augmented with minimally invasive surgical techniques that greatly reduce the size of the incision while simultaneously enabling patients to experience a rapid recovery with less postoperative pain.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are not appropriate for all patients, so please ask your doctor if you are a candidate. For a free referral to a physician, call (727) 462-7500.