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Are you having joint replacement surgery?
Total Joint classes are a pre-requisite for all Mayo Clinic Health System patients scheduled for surgery.
Our orthopedic surgeons offer the following joint replacement procedures:
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.
Reverse shoulder replacement installs the ball part of the artificial joint onto the shoulder blade and the socket part onto the arm bone. View the video.
Learn more about an innovative bone-preserving approach to managing shoulder arthritis in young adults using shoulder replacement from mayoclinic.org.
Your support team
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. You’ll benefit from having:
- Comprehensive education for you and your caregiver
- Family coaching tools
- Ongoing communication with you and the care team after you’re discharged from the hospital
- Group therapy and meals
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.