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Joint Surgery

Joint deterioration can affect every aspect of your life. Activities like walking, driving and standing can become painful and challenging. Nacogdoches Medical Center can offer you solutions to maximize your quality of life. Joint and spine surgery can help you to get back to an active lifestyle and not be held back by chronic pain. Nacogdoches’ highly trained surgeons provide a variety of joint and spine surgeries:

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery is really a cartilage replacement. Knee replacement implants include a metal alloy on the bottom of the thighbone and polyethylene (plastic) on the top of the tibia and underneath the kneecap. The implant is designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that prevents painful bone-on-bone contact. Your surgeon may elect to replace all or part of your knee, depending on your condition and the extent to which your knee is affected.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery removes the arthritic ball of the upper femur (thighbone), as well as the damaged cartilage from the hip socket. The ball is replaced by a metal or ceramic ball that is solidly fixed to a stem inserted into the femur. The socket is replaced with a metal cup, which is fixed to the acetabulum, or socket. The implants are designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that prevents painful bone-on-bone contact.

Talk with an Orthopedic Patient Navigator

Our Patient Navigators are a Registered Nurses who can answer your hospital related questions, help you navigate your way through the registration process, and more.

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