Total Joint Replacement in Richmond, Virginia
The orthopedic surgeons at Johnston-Willis Hospital can restore your mobility and give you freedom from joint pain. We offer innovative knee and hip replacement techniques, right here in Chesterfield County, including minimally invasive approaches for faster recovery and less pain. You get the advanced care you deserve without traveling far from home.
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Joint replacement surgery at a full-service hospital gives you access to comprehensive services and care should you need it. Our total knee and total hip replacement programs are accredited by The Joint Commission, which means we’re recognized for the highest quality and our commitment to safety.
Knee Replacement — Improving Your Mobility
Knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, relieves pain and restores joint function. It involves resurfacing or capping the ends of the bones damaged by arthritis or injury with a prosthetic or artificial implant.
We use the latest advancements for better fit, faster recovery, and enhanced function.
Candidates for Knee Replacement Surgery
You may be a candidate for knee replacement surgery if you:
- Experience knee pain with activity
- Feel pain even while resting
- Wake up during the night due to knee pain
- Have difficulty sitting, climbing stairs, or bending down
- Tried other treatments such as diet, exercise, and medications, without success
Types of Knee Replacement Surgery We Offer
We offer options to fit your goals and lifestyle, including:
- Total knee replacement: Involves resurfacing damaged portions of all three bones (thigh, shin, and kneecap) that form the knee joint with metal and plastic implants. Implants vary depending on your weight, size, and activity level.
- Partial knee replacement: When damage is limited to a portion of the knee (inside, outside, or front), we may be able to spare healthy tissue and bone in a less invasive procedure. Partial knee replacement is also referred to as knee resurfacing.
Hip Replacement — Relieving Pain
Hip replacement surgery, or hip arthroplasty, resolves hip pain caused by injury from fractures, conditions like avascular necrosis, or severe arthritis. The result is better stability, mobility, and function, and less pain.
Candidates for Hip Replacement Surgery
Schedule an appointment with one of our joint experts if you:
- Experience hip pain or stiffness after sitting for a long time, or getting out of bed
- Have pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint
- Hear or feel “crunching” in the hip joint
- Have tried other treatments such as medicines and physical therapy, without success
Types of Hip Replacement Surgery We Offer
Johnston-Willis Hospital specializes in total hip replacement. Surgeons replace the ball of the thigh bone and socket of the pelvis bone with prosthetic (or artificial) pieces made from metal, ceramic, and/or plastic. The procedure involves removing the damaged cartilage and bone and implanting the prosthetic joint.
We offer traditional and direct anterior hip replacement techniques. The direct anterior (front) hip replacement is minimally invasive and requires smaller incisions with less trauma to tendons and muscles. This means faster recovery and less pain than traditional approaches.
Best Choice for Knee and Hip Replacement in Chesterfield County
The joint replacement team at Johnston-Willis Hospital educates you and understands your and procedure and recovery. Patients choose our joint replacement programs for:
- Recognized, accredited care. Our programs are recognized by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading authority on quality and continuous improvement in healthcare.
- Comprehensive preoperative education. To help ease anxiety before surgery, we offer a total joint replacement orientation including an inside look at our facility and what to expect before, during, and after joint replacement surgery.
- Care throughout the journey. We’re here every step of the way with case management and care coordination customized to your needs.
- Specialized programs before and after surgery. We offer inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation, all under one roof.
- Fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic specialists. Your care comes from board-certified doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Many are also fellowship trained in their field.