Taking care of a severely injured or diseased joint is more than just applying state-of-the-art surgical techniques. It is the skilled hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing that determines the best overall plan of care, remembering of course, that we are not treating a joint, but a human being.
Today, Americans are enjoying longer, more active lives than in any time in history. Yet, as we age our bodies change and a lifetime of activity and occasional abuse takes its toll on everyone. Sometimes those changes result in specific problems related to joints and muscles. Painful, stiff joints can become lifestyle altering and prevent many individuals from participating in the daily activities they enjoy. At the Human Motion Institute, we apply our clinical expertise to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from joint pain or discomfort.
It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, if and when a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our orthopedic surgeons are trained to correct problems related to joint pain. Our unique continuum of care approach produces outstanding clinical and patient satisfaction results. This integrated approach enables our clinical team to properly evaluate a patient’s condition and prepare each patient mentally and physically for their procedure; then we continuously monitor and manage their entire pre- and post-surgical performance and progress. This full-service approach, which integrates the patient’s primary care physician and orthopedic surgeon with a host of clinical support staff, is designed to return our patients to maximum function as quickly and safely as possible.
Contact Sharon Hogan for information about coordinating your joint replacement at Randolph Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine:
336-626-2688 ext. 1620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our orthopedic surgeons have the ability to replace all major joints including:
Hips are one of the most important joints in the human body. Normally, all parts of the joint work together and the joint moves easily without pain.
When the joint becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.
Our team has extensive experience with performing hip surgery and hip replacement surgery. After your hip surgery it is our goal for you to have decreased pain and restored range of motion in your hip.
The Anterior Approach to a Hip Replacement
Every year nearly a quarter of a million people in the United States have hip replacement surgery. Doctors at Randolph Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine perform an anterior approach in hip replacement surgery to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the more traditional side or the back approach. Doing this allows the surgeon to replace the hip without detaching muscles. This means that the most important muscles needed for hip functioning are untouched, requiring no healing of the muscles and a quicker overall recovery time.
Our team is committed to providing you with the best orthopedic care, and welcomes the opportunity to provide your treatment. There are several types of hip surgery. If you have questions about hip surgery contact our office for a consultation.
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Shoulder surgery or replacement may be an option for individuals with serious shoulder conditions or severe injuries who have not been able to find relief with non-operative treatments.
Our experienced medical staff can evaluate your condition and determine if shoulder surgery is necessary, or if a non-surgical treatment or other conservative approaches may be effective.
We take a personalized approach to orthopedic care, which has made us one of the most trusted clinics in North Carolina. If the quality of your life, but you’re not sure if it’s the right time for shoulder surgery, turn to Randolph Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and call for a consultation with a doctor today.
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We expect that all of the parts of the knee joint work together and the joint moves easily and without pain. What we do not expect is for disease or injury to disturb the normal functioning of a joint, which can result in pain, muscle weakness, and limited movement. And with longer life expectancies and great activity levels, joint replacement is being performed in greater numbers on younger patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology.
The knee joint works like a hinge at the junction of two bones, the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin). The ends of these bones are covered with a thick cushion of hard white cartilage. If this cartilage is damaged or worn away, the bones rub together and cause pain and inflammation in the knee joint. This inflammation can eventually make it difficult for individuals to work and enjoy themselves.
How do I know if I need a knee replacement?
When joint pain is severe and interferes with daily activities and work, joint replacement may be an option. The pain experienced may be any of the following:
Constant or come and goes
Occur when you are moving or sitting still for long periods of time
Be located in one spot, or on several different areas of the knee
The pain and stiffness in the knee may be worse during certain times of the day or after walking, climbing stairs, or when getting into and out of a car.
As you decide whether to have a knee replacement, keep in mind that joint replacement is a major surgery. As with all surgical procedures, there is a small but real risk of serious complications such as blood clot and infection. Our doctors understand all of the risks and benefits to this joint surgery and will direct you in making the right decision that best suits your needs.
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Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
We offer a minimally invasive, muscle sparing approach to knee replacement surgery. This approach can result in significantly less trauma to the leg, faster healing and more strength and mobility in the new knee. With few orthopedic surgeons trained in this surgical approach the minimally invasive technique is making Asheboro, NC, a destination joint replacement center.
Some studies have shown significant advantages in using the subvastus approach in relation to improved quadriceps strength, earlier straight leg raise, and less pain medication use in the first week for the subvastus group.
Less tissue trauma – avoiding the quad tendon and muscles rather than cutting through or manipulating them
Smaller, less conspicuous incision – 3 to 5 inches vs. 8 to 12 inches
Shorter total rehabilitation
Less blood loss
Shorter hospital stay
Benefits based on actual patient statistics*:
Our program is predictable with 87% of patients going home in 3 days or less! 32% go home in 2 days!
Our patients report pain levels < 2 on a scale of 0 to 10 at the time of discharge from the hospital!
Subvastus patients walk more than 100’ before they go home from the hospital!
At discharge, patients average 0-90 degrees of range of motion in the replaced knee!
Our elective joint patient satisfaction is in the top 98th percentile among over 2000 hospitals in the country!
*Based on a random selection of a sample of subvastus patients.