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Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie

 
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Joint Health & Joint Replacement 

When arthritis damages knee or hip joints, causing chronic pain and limiting daily function, joint replacement can restore people to active, functional and fulfilling lives. After rehabilitation, most patients are able to return to the activities they enjoyed before their joints became so painful.

The orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Waxahachie use advanced joint replacement materials and prostheses, and have a long track record of good results.

A total joint replacement can provide many years of improved functioning. Multi-center trial studies with thousands of patients show excellent long-term benefits from joint replacement.

In patients 55 and older who have had a total knee replacement, 93 percent still have good function 20 years later. For total hip replacements, 95 percent are still functioning well after 20 years.

Call 1.800.4BAYLOR for a physician referral or search for a physician in our online database.

Am I a Good Candidate for Joint Replacement?

  1. Have you had pain lasting more than a year?
  2. Does your pain wake you up at night?
  3. Do you have trouble with activities of daily living, such as going to the grocery store, working around the house, or doing activities with your spouse or grandchildren?
  4. Is your pain unresponsive to arthritis medication such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen)?

If you answered "yes"to these four questions and a weight-bearing X-ray of the joint shows bone touching bone, then you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

Talk to your doctor to find out more.