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Hip, Knee and Shoulder Joint Replacement

Joint replacement/resurfacing offers improved quality of life

Ellis Medicine’s Orthopedic unit specializes in Total Joint Arthroplasty to treat conditions of the hip, knee and shoulder - including minimally invasive surgery and hip resurfacing for faster recovery and better outcomes. Advancements in joint replacement techniques and materials over the last 40 years help patients reduce pain, improve range of motion and return to normal activity for an improved quality of life.

Joint replacement has seen remarkable advancements and increased popularity, helping millions of Americans reduce pain, improve range of motion and return to normal activity for improved quality of life. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, over 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the United States annually.

Ellis has been a leader in orthopedic medicine for over 50 years and specializes in these areas:

  • Hip Replacement: One of the most important surgical advances in the last century, hip replacement helps patients regain mobility and resume everyday activities.
  • Knee Replacement: Partial or total knee replacement resurfaces the damaged joint with metal and plastic implants to relieve pain and increase mobility.
  • Shoulder Replacement: Originally used to repair fractures, shoulder replacement is just as successful in relieving joint pain.
  • Although hip and knee replacements are the most common joints replaced, this surgery can be performed on other joints, including the ankle, foot, elbow, and fingers.
  • Hip Resurfacing: a surgical option for hip conditions.

Joint replacement surgery is a complex procedure that requires planning, preparation and surgical skill to achieve a good result. Only your orthopedic surgeon can decide if joint replacement/resurfacing is the best treatment option for you.

Joint Class prepares patients for surgery

The Ellis Medicine Joint Class is an educational program for orthopedic patients planning total hip or knee joint replacement surgery at Ellis. Topics covered include pre-procedure exercise program, physical therapy and rehabilitation plan, pain control, hospital routine and discharge plan. The class, which is held about two to four weeks prior to your surgery, lasts about two hours. If you would like more information about Joint Class, please call 518.243.3213.

Contact Us

For more information about Orthopedics care at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.831.8156. We provide same day appointments for emergency and urgent care.