If joint pain is keeping you from living an active life, you might be considering joint replacement surgery.
You've probably got a lot of questions. Am I too young for joint replacement surgery? How long before I can get back to work?
The good news is that with today's minimally invasive and computer-navigated joint replacement surgery, people are back on their feet sooner and their new joints are lasting longer. This means joint replacement surgery is now a viable option for patients in their late 40s and early 50s who are tired of the pain and limitations caused by injury, arthritis or just wear and tear on their joints.
If you're interested in joint replacement surgery, you'll want both a surgeon and an operating room team who are experienced in the minimally invasive and computer-navigatation techniques. EvergreenHealth has been an area leader in minimally invasive joint replacement. In fact, our surgeons helped to develop many of the techniques and the miniaturized instruments used in the surgeries. We pride ourselves in the large percentage of our joint replacement surgeries that are performed using minimally invasive techniques.
The advantage of minimally invasive surgery for the patient is less pain, less blood loss, less scarring and less risk of infection. This means a faster recovery and a faster return to work and your favorite activities, with results as good or better than with the traditional "open" surgery and a large incision.
And if the extent of your injury means you may not be a candidate for minimally invasive joint replacement, you can rest assured that EvergreenHealth's orthopedic surgeons will provide state-of-the-art care with the least amount of soft tissue damage possible.
The team at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care provides each patient with world-class care that is individualized to support both the patient and the family.
Our patients love to tell how minimally invasive joint replacement surgery at EvergreenHealth helped them return to the activities they love.
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