We have great news for your knees – and your hips, too!
As we age, so do our joints. If you’re encountering pain in your hips and knees due to arthritis, overuse during sports or physical activity, or an injury, the dedicated staff with Methodist Medical Center’s orthopedic team is here to help. Many times, joint pain can be relieved through gentle exercise, physical therapy and medication. But if pain is keeping you from the activities you enjoy most or affects your overall quality of life, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.
Knowledgeable, Caring Staff in a Comforting Environment
At Methodist, your experience is important. Undergoing a joint replacement procedure can be a life-changing event, and our specialists will be with you every step of the way. Are you ready to declare your freedom from hip or knee pain?
Return Home Sooner with Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thanks to advances in technology, highly skilled board-certified orthopedic surgeons can use minimally invasive techniques to help you return home sooner with decreased risk of infection and blood loss. Some patients may stay in the hospital for one or two days following joint replacement surgery, while some may have their procedure on an outpatient basis and return home the same day. In the past, patients may have had to wait a couple of weeks to return home after a traditional orthopedic surgery.
Stay on Track with Outpatient Therapy Services
Once a patient returns home, outpatient therapy begins. Patients have a choice of facilities, including Methodist Therapy Services in Oak Ridge. At Methodist Therapy Services, all patients get one-on-one time with a physical therapist as they regain strength, range of motion and the ability to perform daily tasks, such as getting dressed and bathing. Flexible therapy schedules are available so patients can get the care they need at a convenient time.
Need an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Need a physician to help diagnose your pain and get you back to enjoying everyday life? For more information about a physician referral, visit Covenant Health Physician Directory or call (865) 835-4MMC (4662).
The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge are skilled in diagnosing and treating bone, muscle and joint disorders. These may range from carpal tunnel problems and rotator cuff injuries to hip or knee replacement.
Several doctors on our medical staff have helped pioneer new surgical techniques in our area, published articles in national orthopedic journals, taught advanced courses in their field, and served on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons faculty.