Information For Patients
Why Should I Choose to Have My Joint Replacement Surgery with Dr. Silvia?
Patients choose us for our comprehensive, patient-centered care. With expertise in the latest surgical techniques, our Orthopedic team offers a modern surgical unit in the heart of a major medical academic center. Our highly experienced team has an excellent record in successful hip and knee surgeries so you can get back to the activities you enjoy.
Preparing For Surgery
There are many steps that are taken to minimize your risk of infection after surgery. These include things that you can do at home before your surgical date to lower your risk of infection.
Post-Operative Home Instructions
Read about what to expect following your surgery and beginning your recovery at home.
Joint Replacement Surgery
Modern joint replacements are some of the most successful operations in all of medicine. The goal of hip and knee replacement surgery is to restore pain free motion of the joint.
Total Hip Replacement
An important factor in deciding whether to have hip replacement surgery is understanding what the procedure can and cannot do. Most people who undergo hip replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction of hip (groin) pain and a significant improvement in their ability to perform the common activities of daily living.
Total Knee Replacement
An important factor in deciding whether to have total knee replacement surgery is understanding what the procedure can and cannot do for you.
Patients have many questions and concerns about surgery, especially pain control and activity following surgery. Our intent is that all patients be fully educated and prepared for their operation.
Free educational sessions about total hip and knee replacement surgery are held each month.
These sessions provide an overview of the entire recovery and rehabilitation process starting the morning of surgery through discharge from the hospital.
Participating can both ease the anxiety that one may experience prior to surgery and accelerate your return to an active lifestyle.
We realize that family members and friends play a crucial role in the recovery process. Anyone undergoing or considering hip or knee replacement, along with caregivers and family members, is encouraged to attend one of the sessions.Directions
Check out these links, provided by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, that may be helpful to you:Partner with Your Physician for the Best Surgical Outcome
Preparing for Joint Replacement
Alternative Methods to help Manage Pain After Orthopaedic Surgery
Activities After Hip Replacement
Activities After Knee Replacement