Joint replacement surgery is a procedure that removes part or all of the damaged joint and then replaces it with an artificial implant. This procedure is done to relieve pain and improve joint mobility. Some of the most common joint replacement surgeries are for the hips, knees and shoulders.
If you’re ready to get your life back, joint replacement surgery may be the answer you’re looking for. And with help from VNA Health Group’s joint replacement therapy program, you can recover comfortably in your home environment while getting back to doing the things you love.
The Benefits of Joint Replacement Surgery
Living with chronic joint pain can make everyday activities painful and stressful. Some people find relief with cortisone injections or over-the-counter pain relievers, while others tough through it. But often, the pain catches up and interferes with a normal, active lifestyle.
When this happens, it may be time to move forward with joint replacement surgery. Some of the ways this procedure can help are by:
- Decreasing pain. Pain relief is the number one benefit of joint replacement surgery. The damaged surfaces are removed and replaced with plastic or metal implants. This immediately gets rid of the pain because the diseased cartilage and bone are no longer there.
- Improving movement and activity. With less pain, you can be more active. Many people return to the activities and hobbies they once enjoyed such as golf, swimming, hiking or biking. There are no guarantees, however, so talk to your doctor about what to expect.
- Reduced risk for health complications. When you’re living in pain and unable to exercise, you’re at a higher risk for health complications like depression or diabetes. By having joint replacement surgery, you can lead a more active lifestyle, preventing further complications.
- Safer and effective procedures. With advancements in medical care, joint replacement surgery is safer and more effective than ever before. While there are still risks associated with this procedure, advancements often lead to improved outcomes and less down time.
Heal Faster with a Joint Replacement Therapy Program
VNA Health Group offers a joint replacement therapy program that helps post-surgical patients recover from the procedure. Patients are able to stay in the comfort of home, reducing their risk for re-hospitalizations and infections. Regular therapy sessions help patients bounce back more quickly and get back to doing the things they love. To learn more about our program, contact VNA Health Group today.