Joint Replacement

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If chronic joint pain interferes with your daily life, find relief with joint replacement surgery at Owensboro Health. A skilled orthopedic surgeon will exchange your damaged hip, knee or shoulder for an implant designed to help you feel better and get back to your favorite activities.

Certification Means High-Quality Orthopedic Care

joint commission sealOwensboro Health Regional Hospital holds certification in hip replacement and knee replacement from The Joint Commission, the largest independent healthcare accrediting agency in the United States. That means we follow strict guidelines to help you stay safe and experience the best possible outcome of surgery.

Hip Replacement

Recover faster when you get an anterior hip replacement from Anthony McBride, MD This surgery impacts fewer muscles than traditional hip replacement because it accesses your hip from the front of your body, rather than the back or side. If you qualify for the anterior approach to hip replacement, you’ll:

  • Spend fewer days in the hospital
  • Feel less pain after surgery
  • Have a smaller scar
  • Have a quicker recovery to get back to doing the things you want to do

Learn more about what to expect from hip replacement surgery, and get help deciding whether hip replacement is right for you.

Total Knee Replacement

You’ll get the best fit from your new knee thanks to personalized positioning guides that your Owensboro Health surgeon uses to place your implant precisely. The guides based on 3-D images of the knee you were born with, so your artificial joint will:

  • Feel as natural as possible
  • Allow you the greatest range of motion
  • Last longer

Partial Knee Replacement

If you experience osteoarthritis on just one side of your knee, you may qualify for partial, or unicompartmental, knee replacement. Ask your orthopedic surgeon whether you’d benefit from this procedure, which leads to less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery than total knee replacement surgery.

Learn more about what to expect from knee replacement surgery, and get help deciding whether a knee replacement is right for you.

Shoulder Replacement

Take advantage of traditional shoulder replacement or reverse shoulder replacement at Owensboro Health. You may benefit from reverse shoulder replacement if your rotator cuff has torn, or a previous shoulder replacement didn’t help you. Reverse shoulder replacement switches the position of the joint’s ball and socket, so you can lift your arm by using the deltoid muscle instead of the damaged rotator cuff. As you recover from orthopedic surgery, you’ll likely be able to reach higher and more comfortably.

Learn more about what to expect from shoulder replacement surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery Preparation & Recovery

Improve your outcome of joint replacement procedure by participating in Pre-admission Education Class. During this program, you’ll discover how to prepare yourself and your home for your recovery, take part in group exercises and build camaraderie with your peers.

Watch the Joint Camp Video to learn how to prepare for surgery.