Hip and knee replacement in Binghamton
Having chronic joint pain and joint stiffness can affect your daily life. When joint pain is keeping you from your daily activities, talk to your doctor about joint replacement. At Lourdes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we start by listening to you and your health concerns. Then, we create a personalized care plan that's right for you. Care teams at Lourdes Hospital deliver comprehensive care for hip and knee pain — from non-surgical joint injections and minimally invasive joint procedures to hip and knee replacement surgery using Mako SmartRobotics™ .
Lourdes Hospital is recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Program of Distinction+ for Joint Replacement, and as an Aetna Quality Institute for Joint Replacement.
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Comprehensive care for hip and knee pain
Having joint replacement surgery can be overwhelming. But you're not alone. We're here for you. Our joint specialists deliver advanced care to help improve the health of your joints. When joint replacement is recommended, care teams at Lourdes Joint Academy support you before, during and after surgery to help improve your recovery.
Is it time to consider joint replacement?
Does your joint pain:
- Keep you awake at night?
- Cause you to limp when you walk?
- Make you feel stiff and swollen?
- Cause you to fall? How often?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, joint replacement surgery may be right for you.
Joint pain in the hips or knees can be caused by degenerative joint diseases, including:
- Arthritis caused by a previous injury
- Loss of blood supply to the end of a bone causing premature bone fracture or decay, called avascular necrosis
- Mid-to-late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Shallow hip socket, called hip dysplasia
Our orthopedic, spine and sports medicine care teams also provide specialty care for adults affected by joint, hand, foot, ankle and back pain from repetitive movements (also called overuse injuries) performed at work. For a work-related orthopedic injury (workers compensation), please contact your supervisor for authorization before scheduling an appointment.
Frequently asked questions about joint replacement
Who is a candidate for outpatient joint replacement surgery?
Our joint replacement program at Lourdes Hospital, a part of Ascension, is recognized for high-quality care. During your consultation, your doctor will explain if you are a candidate for joint replacement surgery: total hip, partial knee or total knee replacement and if outpatient surgery is possible. Our doctors and care teams work together to deliver personalized care before, during and after surgery. If you need inpatient care, we provide inpatient rehabilitation care that helps you transition to home care.
Is joint replacement surgery covered by Medicare?
If you have Medicare coverage, outpatient hip or knee replacement surgery may be an option under certain conditions. In a majority of cases, joint replacement surgery and related treatments are covered under different parts of Medicare (Part A and B). First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Our doctors and care teams focus on the needs of older adults and provide treatment options for degenerative joint disease.
How is robotic surgery used for joint replacement?
Orthopedic joint specialists at Lourdes Hospital joint replacement program specialize in minimally invasive surgery using Mako SmartRobotics™. Your surgeon controls the robotic surgery technology to help improve limb straightening, relieve joint stiffness and increase joint stability as you recover. Mako technology is being used for both inpatient and outpatient total hip and total and partial knee replacements.
Mako SmartRobotics™ is FDA-approved for adults with osteoarthritis. The technology is used by orthopedic surgeons highly trained in robotic surgery techniques. Your doctor will tell you if this type of surgery is right for you. It is used during joint replacement when treating bone and cartilage damage in your hip socket or knee joint. Mako SmartRobotics™ is designed to help deliver a more precise fit and shorten the recovery time compared to traditional joint replacement. Before your surgery, a CT scan of the joint is taken and uploaded into the Mako System. The software creates a 3D model of your joint that becomes part of your surgical plan. During surgery, your surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove the damaged joint and implant a hip or knee replacement fitted for your body.
Are other orthopedic treatments available for joint conditions?
Orthopedic specialists at Lourdes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide care to repair torn ligaments, such as the ACL and MCL in the knee, or a rotator cuff tear in the shoulder. Other non-surgical treatments may include physical therapy to help you restore strength and flexibility. At Lourdes, we also offer other services such as home health care and options to support your fitness and wellness goals.