Joint Replacement in Baxter County
If you have any questions or concerns about joint replacement, please do
not hesitate to call the Baxter Regional Bone & Joint Clinic at 870-424-4710.
We will be happy to help you better understand these procedures.
Comprehensive Care for Orthopedic Surgery
When a joint’s condition has worsened to the point where the best
you can hope for from non-invasive treatment is temporary relief, your
doctor may recommend a joint replacement.
Going through a joint replacement procedure is a big decision. You want
to be sure that you know exactly why the doctor believes this to be the
best course of action and what they believe the risks are for your body
type. Joint replacement is a very effective treatment that can eliminate
most, if not all, of the problems your condition was causing. Risk of
complication is small provided a doctor familiar with your medical history
has given you the all clear, but the recovery period can be lengthy.
At Baxter Regional Medical Center, our orthopedic specialists only recommend
joint replacement surgery after reviewing your medical history and ensuring
it is the safest, most effective next step for your treatment.
Why You May Need Joint Replacement Theory
Medical advances have allowed us to live far beyond our natural lifespans.
Humans have more than doubled their expected lifespan in the course of
a few centuries, and our bodies are still working to keep up with the
new responsibilities placed on them. Joint replacements can be performed
to treat injury, but in many cases they are needed after wear and tear
has worn down on cartilage that was not built to last for as long as we can live.
You can learn more about the following joint replacement procedures in our video center:
- Reverse total shoulder replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total hip replacement-anterior approach
- Total knee replacement
We are committed to patient satisfaction. While planning your joint replacement
surgery, our team will work with you to create an aftercare plan to speed
along your recover. This may include physical therapy, instructions for
home health care, and follow up checkups to ensure the replacement is
settling in properly. The road to recovery may take several weeks, but
the relief it provides should last for years.