Is Joint Replacement Right for You?
If you frequently experience any of the following, it might be time to ask your doctor about joint replacement:
- Pain in your hip or knee that keeps you awake at night.
- Little or no help from pain medications or pain that continues to worsen.
- Difficulty walking or climbing stairs.
- Trouble standing from a seated position.
- Having to limit or quit activities you enjoy because you’re in too much pain.
Previously, joint replacement was primarily for adults over age 65. Improved technology has made stronger and longer-lasting artificial joints feasible for active, younger people, and many patients undergoing a joint replacement surgery can go home the same day. Today, there are a variety of joint replacement options available, including robotic joint replacement. No matter what you enjoy doing—swimming, competitive cycling, gardening or playing with your children or grandchildren—the key to a good quality of life is moving without pain.
How can my life change with treatment?
Total joint replacement brings a return to mobility through:
- Regaining a sense of your former lifestyle.
- Significantly reducing or eliminating pain.
About the Joint Replacement Program
The Joint Replacement Program at Overlake Medical Center offers comprehensive orthopedic care with the region’s most qualified surgeons heading up a talented team of anesthesiologists, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists who perform all available joint replacement options, including robotic surgery,
The mission of the Joint Replacement Program at Overlake is "Motion is Life." Our goal is to get you to a previous level of mobility so you can get back to enjoying the things in your life that bring you joy. The key to a good quality of life is moving without pain.
Centered Around You
Joint replacement is a journey. That’s why your team guides you the whole way with information and support.
Even the orthopedic unit of Overlake Medical Center is designed with your best recovery in mind. This dedicated unit makes sure your entire team can work closely with you in an environment that recognizes joint replacement patients are fundamentally healthy patients.
Nationally Recognized, Personally Focused
You don’t have to head downtown to find nationally and internationally recognized joint-replacement surgeons. Overlake provides leading-edge technology close to your home and family.
Your team works together with a consistent approach dedicated to your best outcomes. We believe you should be an active participant in your own recovery. We offer broad patient education, so you have the resources you need to achieve your goals.