MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is dedicated to improving mobility and quality of life for people with joint pain and problems. Each year, we help hundreds of people get back to the lifestyle they love.
Because many bone and joint disorders develop over time, individuals can put up with stiff, painful joints for years before seeking treatment. You should know that there are many things that can be done to reduce joint pain and improve joint function.
Is joint pain affecting your life? Do you avoid certain activities, even activities you once enjoyed, because of joint pain and stiffness? If so, please call one of our experienced orthopaedists to schedule a consultation.
A Coordinated Approach
At the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, you don't just have a doctor - you have a team of specialists, including orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation and physical medicine specialists, physical and occupational therapists, orthopaedic nurses, and case managers.
Your joint replacement team is with you from before your surgery takes place through to your recovery, rehabilitation, and beyond. Our program's total joint coordinator ensures all the parts of your team work seamlessly to give you the best surgery and recovery experience.
Although you will only stay in the hospital for a few days after surgery, our total joint coordinator will make sure you have appropriate rehabilitative care. Many options are available depending on your needs and include sub-acute care centers, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient rehabilitation programs, and home health services.
Annually, more than 400,000 people undergo knee and hip replacement surgery. Primary candidates are individuals with chronic joint pain from arthritis that interferes with:
- Daily activities
The surgery aims to relieve joint pain, restore your independence and return you to work and other daily activities.
Return to an Active, Pain-Free Lifestyle
MedStar has developed a comprehensive planned course of treatment. We believe that you play a key role in ensuring a successful recovery. Our goal is to involve you in your treatment through each step of the program. Patients are provided with a guide that will give you the necessary information needed for a safe and successful surgical outcome. We offer a comprehensive program that emphasizes wellness and features personalized, comfortable care.
Recovery from Joint Replacement
Total knee and hip replacement patients recover quickly. Patients may be able to walk the first day after surgery. Generally, patients are able to return to driving in two to four weeks, dance in four to six weeks and golf in six to twelve weeks.