Joint Care Center
Get Back to Enjoying Life!
At Kadlec Regional Medical Center, we recognize how challenging, and often limiting, life can be when you live with chronic joint pain caused by arthritis, injury, overuse or other conditions. When your ability to move becomes compromised, you can count on our Joint Care Center. It’s a specialized unit offering the most comprehensive care from presurgery to rehabilitation.
We have numerous physician specialists on our medical staff who are highly skilled and experienced at performing hip, knee and shoulder replacement. Our operating rooms are the most up-to-date and our staff is dedicated to assisting you through every step of your surgery.
Are you a candidate for joint replacement surgery? Click here to take an online Joint Assessment to find out.
Joint Replacements Procedures at Kadlec
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The socket is a "cup-shaped" bone of the pelvis called the acetabulum and the ball is the head of the thigh bone (femur). A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased ball and socket parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts. Total hip replacement is designed to restore alignment and function to the hip and reduce pain.
The knee is a hinge-like joint, formed where the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella) meet. It is supported by muscles and ligaments and lined with cushioning cartilage. Over time, cartilage can wear away and as it does, the knee can become stiff and painful. A knee prosthesis (artificial joint), typically made of metal and plastic, can replace the painful joint and restore movement.
The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint, much like the hip joint. The ball is the top of the arm bone (the humerus), and the socket is within the shoulder blade (scapula). This joint allows people a wide range of motion at the shoulder. Total shoulder replacement surgery replaces the damaged bone and cartilage with a metal and plastic implant to help alleviate pain.
In this Section
- Why Choose Kadlec?
- About Joint Replacement Surgery at Kadlec
- View Additional Orthopedic Videos
- National Ratings and Healthcare Reviews
- Joint Assessment
Achieving Joint Commission certification in hip and knee replacement means we are taking a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.