When you have joint replacement surgery, a team of providers consisting of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and professional nursing staff will support you from your first appointment through recovery at our regional total joint center. You’ll benefit from having:
By taking advantage of positive group dynamics, you’ll feel accountable to yourself as well as the others in your group. Drawing strength from the group environment provides an improved response to treatment with faster recovery times.
Call 507-304-7165 if you have questions about the regional total joint center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.
During hip replacement surgery, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of your hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal and very hard plastic. This artificial joint (prosthesis) helps reduce pain and improve function. Watch the videos below for more information on hip replacement surgery.
Artificial knee joints used in knee replacement surgery are typically made of metal and plastic. Metal alloy parts replace the damaged thighbone and shinbone. High-density plastic replaces cartilage on the shin and kneecap components.