Joint Replacement Surgery - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Joint Replacement Surgery

Total Knee or Hip Replacement

Enjoy family-centered support and clinical expertise with personalized guidance and coordination—from initial evaluation through rehabilitation and recovery. You're a key member of our joint replacement team at Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Achieve your goal of returning to active, pain-free living as quickly as possible. Our collaboration in your success begins a month or more before your procedure, extends through rehabilitation and into lifelong support for your recovery.

Joint Replacement Basics

Replacing a joint in your knee or hip is a big step. As you consider making such a commitment to your good health and pain-free living, you can rely on Crozer-Keystone's total joint replacement surgical team for accurate and up-to-date information about the process.

How Joints Function

When the ends of two or more bones come together, they're connected by thick tissues to form a joint. Cartilage covers the ends of the bones within a joint. Synovium, the smooth lining of the fibrous envelope enclosing each joint, produces fluid that reduces friction and wear on the cartilage, allowing nearly effortless and pain-free movement. To function well, joints also depend on strong muscles surrounding them to provide support, strength and stability.

The Need for Joint Replacement

Damage to the cartilage between bone ends in a joint often results in pain so severe you may do all you can to avoid using the joint. Lack of use leads to weaker muscles around the joint, which means it’s even more difficult to move. Replacing a damaged joint aims to return you to your regular activities by using an artificial joint (prosthesis) to improve joint motion and mechanics.

Joint Replacement Process

During joint replacement, damaged cartilage and ends of bone are replaced with metal and plastic surfaces shaped to restore proper movement and function. Materials for the prosthesis—typically stainless steel, titanium or alloys of cobalt and chrome, as well as durable plastic—enable you to move again without pain, just like you remember. Special plastic cement anchors the prosthesis to the bone, unless the new components fit and lock together directly.

Rehab & Recovery

Physical rehabilitation—it's the last part of your joint replacement journey and one of the most important. You and your care team at Crozer-Keystone Health System will identify the best path to help you regain full range of motion, strength, stability and function using your new joint.

Your personal plan for therapy—developed by your care team and our specially trained therapists—helps you achieve your recovery goals. Rehab options include:

  • Self-care at home – Individualized exercise program, developed in cooperation with our trained therapists and supported by your designated caregiver; often combined with outpatient rehabilitation sessions to help you regain mobility and function
  • Outpatient rehabilitation – Physical therapy sessions two or three times each week at a gym or special location for supervised exercise to build strength, flexibility and stamina; access to a network of recommended sites
  • Inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility – Physical and occupational therapy sessions as part of a live-in environment; helps you become safely mobile and functional when you return home. Typically reserved for those with special needs.

Your recovery is in your hands—and you can go as far as you want. We support you with connections to resources, suggestions for helpful equipment, options for pain management and appropriate medications to use after your procedure, as well as information and encouragement all along the way.

Total Joint Centers

Crozer-Keystone's Total Joint Centers offer a patient-centered approach to joint replacement surgery in partnership with the physicians of Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. The program’s unique approach produces excellent patient outcomes and provides personalized care by a coordinated team.

Discuss your unique situation one-on-one with our medical professionals at a Crozer-Keystone Total Joint Center and take advantage of our comprehensive program. Find out how you can benefit from:

  • Personal guidance from your very own program navigator who coordinates every aspect of your care
  • Clinical expertise and compassionate care from our staff of medical and healthcare professionals
  • Advanced technology for less pain and scarring, as well as quicker recovery and return to active life
  • Extensive pre- and postoperative education that assures you’ll know what to expect and how to recover safely

Contemporary Facilities. Comfortable Amenities.

You'll feel right at home at a Crozer-Keystone Total Joint Center and enjoy amenities such as:

  • Private, newly updated rooms that include beautiful décor, contemporary hardwood floors and subdued ambient lighting
  • A pull-out bed for your family member or support person to stay with you overnight
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet access with Wi-Fi
  • Room service with special menu options
  • Soft and comfy robes
  • Personal care items such as shampoo, soap and lotion

Schedule a Consultation

Walk, run, play and enjoy life free from joint pain. Take the first step and talk with our experts about joint replacement.

Learn whether you're a good candidate for a joint replacement procedure and discover ways to enjoy your life once more. To schedule your consultation call 1-877-CK-MOTION (1-877-256-6846) or request an appointment online.