If you’ve changed the way you live your life because you’re living with pain, it may be time to make a change for the better. Nacogdoches Memorial Health now offers joint replacement surgery to provide relief for patients suffering from joint pain. Some common reasons patients seek joint replacement surgery include a need to remedy the symptom(s) of pain in joints while standing or moving, decreased activity, joints that “give out” or “lock up,” abnormal stance or walk, swelling and/or loss of joint movement.
Joint replacement is becoming more common, with more than a million Americans having a hip or knee replaced each year. There are no absolute age or weight restrictions, and recommendations for surgery are based on a patient’s pain and disability, not age.
For more information on joint replacement surgery, contact your orthopaedic surgeon or call Memorial Health's surgery center at 936-568-8444.