Dr. Richard Grimsley performing a knee replacement

Surgery

If less-invasive treatment options are no longer effective for you, total joint replacement surgery can offer significant reductions in pain and clear gains in quality of life.

Your physician will meet with you and your family or support network to ensure you understand every step of the surgical process, and are comfortable with your treatment plan.  You will receive extensive pre-operative preparation for surgery, including our “Prehab” class where patients learn about their particular orthopaedic surgery, the realities of recovery, and exactly what will be needed to make the transition back home. 

Your surgery will be performed in a state-of-the-art operating room using the most advanced equipment, techniques and implants in the world. Advanced pain management techniques will be utilized. During your procedure, your surgeon will replace the damaged cartilage and bone with prosthetic components that mimic the shape and movement of your natural joint. Your surgeon and the highly trained operating room and anesthesiology teams, and pre-operative and post-operative nurses and technicians will work together to ensure that you have the best possible outcome. 

Following your surgery, you’ll be transferred to the Post-Operative Care Unit, where dedicated nurses, physical therapists and patient-care technicians will oversee your recovery and track your progress. Since the best medicine after joint surgery is to get you out of bed as quickly as possible, you’ll join your fellow patients on the orthopaedic floor for Joint Camp, a series of classes that get you moving and on the road to recovery. 

Your stay in the hospital will be short, and your recovery will be continued after discharge. The care team will work with you and your family to plan for each stage of your recovery—from inpatient to home care through physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Our team’s shared goal is to ease your pain, restore your quality of life, and quickly and safely get you moving freely again.

A successful surgery is only one part of a patient’s hospital experience. OrthoEdge proudly partners with Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside to give our patients a superior hospital experience and personalized, end-to-end orthopaedic care. The hospital has received national recognition for the quality and demonstrated expertise of their total knee and total hip replacement surgical programs.