Total Joint Replacement in Cleveland, Ohio

University Hospitals Total Joint Replacement Division is Renowned for Expertise in Innovative Care

Total Joint Replacement

Matthew J. Kraay, MD, discusses total joint replacement.

For decades, The Department of Orthopaedics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, has been at the forefront of innovation for joint replacement surgery, including arthroscopic (minimally invasive) methods, in the U.S.

Surgeons in the Total Joint Replacement Division were among the first in the world to perform total hip replacement surgery in 1969. Today, the division consistently ranks as one of nation’s best, with board-certified joint replacement surgeons performing over 1,100 joint replacements annually, resulting in low rates of readmissions and complications, and high rates of patient satisfaction.

Dedicated Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation

Our Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation is the culmination of a 40-year tradition of excellence in joint replacement at UH Case Medical Center. Knowing that people recover faster when their surroundings promote health and wellness, UH Case Medical Center dedicated the multimillion-dollar Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation. This innovative and multidisciplinary center offers patient-centered care with amenities that include:

  • Sound barriers and silent nurse paging system
  • Dedicated staff in a dedicated space
  • On-site physical therapy center
  • Educational facilities and preoperative teaching classes
  • Comfortable environment with a focus on healing

A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation uses a multidisciplinary approach to treatment for improved patient outcomes. Our team of medical experts, solely dedicated to total joint treatment, works together to determine the best treatment plan for each patient. This collaboration allows input from each area of expertise so treatment and recovery plans work together efficiently and effectively. This coordinated approach also provides faster recovery with less pain so patients can get back to their activities sooner. Within the Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation, we have combined staff from different specialties, including:

  • Specialized joint replacement surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Nurses
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists

Improved Patient Outcomes with Minimal Infection Risk and Less Pain

University Hospitals fellowship-trained surgeons use specially designed operating rooms to minimize the risk of airborne bacteria. This specialized environment, along with body exhaust space suits worn by the surgical team and a MRSA preoperative screening program, results in an infection rate of less than 1 percent for joint replacements performed at UH Case Medical Center.

Also, improved management of pain following total joint replacement surgery is a critical focus of the team. A multimodal approach allows the experts at the Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation to determine the various sources of pain and provide a comprehensive approach to minimize that pain throughout postoperative care and recovery.

With minimal infection risk and reduced pain, total joint replacement patients can actually get up and walk on the first day following surgery for a more accelerated rehabilitation. This more sophisticated approach to postoperative care has also led to improved patient satisfaction.

Offering a Variety of Joint Replacement and Preservation Procedures

The Center for Joint Replacement and Preservation offers a wide variety of surgical methods to provide the most permanent solution with less pain and recovery time. Some of the procedures performed at our facility include:

  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Hip revision surgery
  • Knee arthroplasty
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

Leading the Way in Patient Outcomes

High-quality care has been the hallmark of University Hospitals Department of Orthopaedics for more than 100 years. Today, our total joint experts lead the way with honors that include:

  • A Center of Excellence by Healthgrades, the leading independent health care ratings company
  • High rankings for low readmission rates and DVT compliance by the University Hospitals consortium

Request an Appointment

Located on the 6th floor of the Lerner Tower on the UH Case Medical Center campus, the Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation offers a dedicated space tailor-made to meet the unique needs of joint replacement patients in a truly unique healing environment.

Request an appointment at the Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation or call 216-844-7200.

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