Center for Joint Replacement
Surgeons at the Orthopedic Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center have been involved in developing new technologies and implant design in both total hip and knee replacement. They have also helped develop new techniques for minimally invasive surgery for total hip or knee replacement. With minimally invasive surgery, you are likely to have smaller incisions, less trauma to the tissue, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery and rehabilitation than you would after open surgery. The usual length of time for hospitalization after a total joint replacement is 1 to 3 days. The majority of patients are able to return directly home following surgery.
We believe that pain management is an important part of your treatment. The Orthopedic Institute team includes doctors and nurses who are dedicated to the management of your pain. We utilize the multimodal approach to manage pain. This includes pain medications, ice, anti-inflammatories(if tolerated) and early mobilization.
If you have a history of difficulty managing your pain or taking pain medication, prior to your operation you can schedule a pain evaluation. A doctor who is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management will review your medical history, current medications, allergies, history, and past surgeries and anesthesia. We discuss options for anesthesia during surgery, and pain management immediately following the procedure and as you transition to home.
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