To better serve our community’s increasing needs for joint replacements, Madison has implemented a comprehensive program to assist patients in this process. This program is designed to efficiently restore optimal comfort, independence, and health for patient. It also requires each patient to learn how to help themselves prepare for and recover from joint replacement surgery.
Club Ortho’s purpose is to help restore optimal comfort, independence and health for patients. If you are suffering from muscle or joint pain, the orthopedic surgeons together with Madison Memorial Hospital will strive, to not only give you the relief you deserve, but also get you transitioned from the hospital and back to your life – as soon as possible. At Madison Memorial we believe the patient plays an invaluable role in ensuring a quick and successful recovery. Our goal is to involve the patient in every step and detail of treatment. The information presented as part of the Club Ortho program is designed to provide patients with information and answer questions about:
- What you need to do to prepare for surgery
- What you should expect after surgery
- How to care for your new joint
Club Ortho’s focus is on hip and knee replacements. No one needs to live with pain in their knee or hip joints.
A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, turn, and squat without pain. The hip joint is the body’s largest weight bearing joint. The hip joint is formed where the rounded head of the thighbone (femur) fits into a rounded socket (acetabulum) in your pelvis. This type of joint is called a ball and socket joint. This allows for stability during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces your hip with an artificial joint (prosthesis).
The knee is a complex, hinged joint that allows you to squat, kneel, sit, bend, and walk easily and without pain when the bones are smooth and cushioned by healthy cartilage. Conditions such as arthritis, old fractures, abnormal stress and aging may damage the joint and cause rough areas to develop, which creates pain and stiffness when moving the knee. The replacement involves resurfacing the bones of the knee joint. Depending on your condition, one, two, or all three of these surfaces may be replaced.