Joint Replacement Surgery
Kettering Health Network Orthopedic surgeons have performed more total joint replacements than any other health care system in the Dayton area. Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons are supported by dedicated inpatient orthopedic nursing units who care for patients before and after surgery. Patients who choose Kettering Health Network for joint replacement and other orthopedic procedures are provided with a comprehensive education and pain management program. We are dedicated to making you as comfortable as possible and preparing you for a positive outcome. Rehabilitation and getting patients back to their active life as quickly as possible is our first priority.
Our joint services include total knee replacement
, hip replacement
and shoulder replacement
surgeries. Before your joint replacement surgery, make sure you know what to expect. Understanding how each stage of the treatment process works will help you and your loved ones make your experience comfortable, and positive. Our staff will be there to support you before, during and after your surgery.
Take one of our quizzes to determine if joint replacement is right for you.
If you are experiencing chronic joint pain, the likely culprit is arthritis. It's the most common cause of chronic joint pain and disability. While arthritis can take many forms, most prevalent types are: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Each one has its own unique causes and symptoms, and if left untreated, they can limit you from doing the things you enjoy.
Various types of arthritis include:
- Osteoarthritis This is a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. It may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bones.
- Rheumatoid arthritis This type of arthritis causes inflammation of the synovial lining of the joint and results in excessive synovial fluid. It may lead to severe pain and stiffness.
- Traumatic arthritis This is arthritis resulting from an injury. It may also cause damage to the hip cartilage.