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Total joint replacement

Many people experience chronic joint pain brought on by inflammation, a fracture, or other musculoskeletal disorders that involve bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Some of the more common causes of chronic joint pain include:

  • The normal aging processes which cause wear and tear on joint linings and cartilage.
  • Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that over time wears away the synovial membrane.
  • Excess body weight which can cause stress on joints and wear away the joint lining and cartilage.
  • Injury or trauma from a fall or accident.
  • Severe infections that attack the joints.

You may have tried a number of ways to treat your symptoms, such as injections, medication or physical therapy. If you've tried these methods and are still not seeing a change in your pain or discomfort -- or your quality of life is deteriorating and your'e giving up the things you enjoy -- then it's time to consider treatment by our total joint replacement experts.

Patients have access to Northeast Ohio’s largest group of orthopedic surgeons thanks to Summa Health System’s partnership with Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center.

The diversity in fellowship training of our expert surgeons is impressive. Physicians have trained at prestigious fellowship programs throughout the country, and have brought this expertise back to Northeast Ohio.

Our surgeons will discuss surgical and medical options with you. The earlier you talk with a Summa orthopedic specialist, the more treatment options will be available to you and the faster a recovery can occur. It's crucial to have surgery before the knee stiffens or the hip weakens. Waiting to that point can hinder post-surgery recovery.

To prepare Total Joint Replacement surgery patients for their hospital stay as well as to provide a decreased level of surgery anxiety, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center offers a Total Joint Education Class, and Summa Barberton and Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospitals offer a Joint Camp.

Physical therapy is a critical part of recovery. At Summa, physical therapy will occur the day of surgery, during the course of your hospital stay, and at home for 3 weeks. Some patients may need additional outpatient physical therapy. The goal at Summa is for patients to return to a life without pain or discomfort.

Are your ready to regain the freedom to participate in the activities you most enjoy?

Schedule an appointment online or call (888) 826-0539.