The University of Mississippi Medical Center Orthopaedics joint replacement program uses the latest surgical procedures to reduce knee and hip pain and restore mobility faster.
Our care team includes:
We pay special attention to helping joint replacement patients understand all aspects of care from “prehab” to rehab, and we provide a daily outline of therapy activities to support recovery and rehabilitation. Our comprehensive total joint replacement program includes the involvement of family and friends as well and our extensive medical team. This cooperative approach helps patients get back on the road to a more active lifestyle.
In this procedure, a high-resolution camera about the size of a pencil is inserted into the knee joint, providing the surgeon with a detailed view of knee structures. At the same time, the surgeon can repair or remove damaged tissue through other small incisions in the knee. This minimally invasive surgery allows for a faster recovery with fewer risks of complications.
Knee replacement, or arthroplasty, is a common surgical procedure to relieve debilitating knee pain, most frequently a result of arthritis or injury. Damaged cartilage and bone are removed, and a metal and plastic joint surface is put in place to restore knee alignment and function.
Hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove diseased bone tissue and cartilage from the hip joint. The head of the femur (ball) and the acetabulum (socket) are replaced with new, artificial parts (prosthesis) by small incisions made in front of the hip.
A newer technique for hip replacement is hip resurfacing, most commonly performed in younger patients. The acetabulum (socket) is replaced with an artificial piece, but the femur remains intact. The femur is covered, or “resurfaced,” with a durable component.
This surgery uses computer-assisted navigation to increase precision in hip and knee joint replacement surgery. The image-guided navigation system is basically a global positioning system for the surgeon. The implant-specific technology helps with pre-surgical planning as well as surgical procedures.