Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa serves patients with orthopedic injuries and conditions, which include those affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
State-of-the-art orthopedic surgical treatment is delivered by board-certified physician specialists. Via Christi also provides follow-up care in outpatient specialty clinics including comprehensive services for inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation.
Orthopedic services at Ascension Via Christi Hospital on St. Teresa:
- Primary and revision total hip and knee replacements
- Large and small fracture repair
- Sports medicine injuries
What is joint replacement?
Joint replacement is a procedure where a joint that has been damaged by injury, arthritis, deformity or tumor is reconstructed with a metal and plastic implant. This procedure relieves pain, restores mechanical function and will allow you to enjoy more normal everyday activities again.
How common is this procedure?
Joint replacement is one of the most important orthopedic surgical advances of this century. These procedures are likely the most studied and effective surgical procedures available delivering high value and benefits to patients. In the U.S in 2009 more than 750,000 patients use the procedure to treat hip or knee problems, with a rate of success that exceeds 95 percent.