Joint Replacement at University Hospitals
Injuries, conditions such as arthritis, and every day wear and tear can lead to joint pain and stiffness over time. When severe joint pain starts to interfere with your quality of life and is no longer responding to other treatment methods, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery at University Hospitals.
Find out if joint replacement is right for youTo discuss your options with one of our orthopedic surgeons, call 216-844-7200 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons to discuss your options.
Expertise in Joint Replacement
University Hospitals orthopedic surgeons were among the first in the world to perform total hip replacement surgery, and today our team continues this tradition of innovative excellence. Our fellowship-trained joint surgeons use the latest technologies and materials for joint replacement procedures, performing advanced arthroscopic, or minimally invasive, joint replacement and robotic and computer-assisted surgery.
Although most joint replacement surgeries will require a short hospital stay, certain patients undergoing hip or knee replacement may be eligible to have their surgery done as an outpatient procedure, meaning they are discharged to recover at home 4 -23 hours after their surgery.
UH is a high-volume joint replacement surgery center, which means more experienced surgeons and better outcomes for patients. Our orthopedic specialists perform thousands of joint replacements each year and we are consistently recognized as one of the best programs in the nation.
Joint Replacement Procedures
Joint replacement procedures we offer include:
When You May Need Joint Replacement
It may be time to consider joint replacement surgery if your joint pain:
- Cannot be relieved with medications, assistive devices or physical therapy
- Affects your ability to get a good night's sleep
- Restricts your ability to work, exercise or perform everyday activities
- Affects your quality of life in other ways
Benefits of Joint Replacement
- Reduced joint pain
- Increased ability to stand, walk and return to low impact activities like golf, biking, hiking and many other types of exercise
- Improved and more restful sleep
- Improved quality of life
- Increased mobility
- Increased movement and range of motion
- Improved overall joint strength and function
- Improved overall health
Robotic Assisted Technology for Joint Replacement
UH is proud to offer joint replacement using the Mako Robotic Arm. This innovative technology, available at UH Elyria Medical Center, is changing to way joint replacement in delivered and enhancing care for patients. The robotic arm provides surgeons with real-time visualization in order to ensure accurate placement and alignment of the new joint. It also allows for 3-D modeling of the existing joint in order to customize each patient's treatment plan.