Your Orthopedic Surgeons
We offer a wide array of surgeries at both our surgery center as well as the operating rooms of the various hospitals that we are partnered with. In fact, we perform multiple surgeries each month. Surgery can be a stressful and painful process, and we are mindful of this at Midwest Bone and Joint Center. We work hard to ensure that our patients are as comfortable and secure as possible. Our highly-trained staff emphasizes sterility, efficiency and professionalism while utilizing the most cutting-edge technology available.
Midwest Bone and Joint Center specializes in arthroscopic surgery on various joints including the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist. We also frequently carry out minimally invasive surgery, such as hip or knee joint replacements. Other procedures we perform include tendon repairs, soft tissue mass excisions, carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, tennis elbow repair, Achilles tendon repair, and a variety of other operations.
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This state-of-the-art facility boasts the latest technology, and is also Joint Commission Certified
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin and then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint.
Joint replacement is considered when pain is severe and interferes in daily activities or work. These procedures have been found to result in significant restoration of function and reduction of pain in 90% to 95% of patients.
Partial joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which only the damaged or diseased surfaces of the joint are replaced, leaving much of the natural bone and soft tissue in place.
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a plastic or metal device or an artificial joint. The artificial joint is designed to move just like a healthy joint.
Questions you should ask the Orthopaedic Specialist if you’re considering joint replacement:
- Is joint replacement the best option for me now, or should I wait?
- If I have joint replacement surgery, how much of my pain will be relieved?
- How physically active can I be with a new joint?
- How do joint replacements compare?
- What are the risks or complications of joint replacement surgery?
- How long will I be in the hospital, and how soon after having the procedure can I get back to normal daily activities?
- Is joint replacement covered by my health insurance?
- After the procedure, will I see you or my regular doctor for follow-up care?
- How many of these procedures have you performed?
Every individual is different and every treatment plan is different. The length of hospital stay after joint replacement varies and depends on many factors including age and physical ability. Following joint replacement the physical therapist begins an exercise program to be performed in bed and in the therapy department. The physical therapist or another member of the staff works with the patient to help the patient regain muscle strength and increase range of motion. For approximately 12 weeks after surgery certain limitations are placed on activities. The patient’s daily routine will have to be adjusted for a short while, and athletic activities that place excessive stress on the joint replacement will need to be avoided. When fully recovered, most patients can return to work. However, some types of work may not be advisable for individuals with a joint replacement.
Estimated Recovery Schedule:
- In-hospital Recovery: 2 – 5 days
- Significant Functional Improvement: 6 weeks – 3 months
- Maximal Improvement: 6 – 12 months