Advanced orthopedic surgery in Silicon Valley
At Good Samaritan Hospital, our team of orthopedic doctors at the Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center is here for you when you experience joint problems. We offer advanced surgery for individuals who experience joint pain or a lack of mobility due to conditions such as arthritis.
Additionally, we are proud to hold The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement. This recognition reflects our commitment to providing excellence in joint replacement procedures.
To learn more about the orthopedic services we offer at our hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (888) 724-2362.
Good Samaritan is recognized by The Joint Commission with a Gold Seal of Approval® for hip and knee replacement.
Features of our joint replacement program
When you come to the Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center, we guide you through the entire process. Our goal is to help you feel prepared for your surgical procedure and make sure you are as comfortable as possible during recovery.
Your joint replacement surgery experience will include:
- A joint care coordinator to walk you through the joint replacement process
- Board-certified orthopedic surgeons who specialize in joint replacement
- Multi-disciplinary team of nurses and physical therapists
- Pain management techniques
- Pre-surgery education so you know what to expect prior to the process
During recovery, we provide private rooms with flat panel televisions, free WiFi and a view of the Silicon Valley. After your surgery, our physical therapy and rehabilitation program is there to help you heal and regain strength.
Candidates for joint replacement surgery
Your doctor may recommend joint replacement if your joint is damaged and other treatment options are unsuccessful. Individuals who consider joint replacement typically have been diagnosed with conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or avascular necrosis.
Arthritis and joint pain
Though arthritis is often thought of as an issue that affects older individuals, it can affect anyone at any age. Obesity, injuries, excessive use of the joint, weak muscles and genetics can all play a role in the development of arthritis. This is because arthritis occurs when the protective cushion of cartilage covering the ends of bones breaks down and wears away.
There is no cure for arthritis, but our doctors may be able to prescribe treatments to alleviate many of your symptoms. Medications, therapeutic exercises and even weight loss programs can provide relief from debilitating arthritis symptoms. If your arthritis becomes severe enough that your joint is damaged, your doctor may suggest surgery.
Types of surgery we offer
Our orthopedic surgery team is committed to providing advanced surgery options for joint replacement, including partial and total joint replacement surgeries.
Arthroscopic surgery is a diagnostic procedure that allows your doctor to examine the internal structures of an affected joint. During the procedure, your surgeon makes a small incision, usually with a device no larger than a pencil. Your surgeon then uses a tiny lens and light to move through the incision and examine the painful joint.
Arthroscopic surgery can be used to diagnose and recommend treatment for the following:
- Acute injuries
- Arthritic joints
- Bone shards or other lodged objects that could be causing pain
- Chronic injuries
- Joint inflammation
Hip procedures we offer
If you suffer from chronic hip pain, there may be several contributing factors, such as injury, inflammation or osteoarthritis. If we determine surgery is the best treatment method for your hip pain, we will provide several different surgical options.
Hip procedures we offer include:
Hip resurfacing focuses on conserving the hip bone by replacing the socket and giving a new surface to the femoral head. During the procedure, a surgeon will take the femoral head and remove some of the bone and replace it with a metal component.
Hip replacement procedures we offer include:
- Anterior hip replacement
- Minimally invasive hip replacement
- Total hip replacement
Doctors typically recommend total hip replacement for patients whose hip joints have failed, causing decreased or completely diminished mobility. In a total hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged portions of the hip cartilage and bone and replaces them with artificial ones, usually made of plastic or metal.
Hip replacements are recommended primarily for patients who have arthritis in their hip joint and have not had success with more conservative treatment approaches.
Knee procedures we offer
Knee problems can affect many different facets of your life. If your knee pain and immobility is severe enough, you may qualify for a partial or total knee replacement procedure.
Common symptoms that suggest you may need knee replacement surgery include:
- Knee stiffness
- Moderate to severe pain in the knee when resting during the day or at night
- No pain relief from non-surgical treatment methods
- Persistent swelling and knee inflammation
- Severe knee pain during everyday activities
Partial knee replacement
This procedure replaces only the part of the knee joint affected by arthritis, injury or infection. The most common use for partial knee replacement is to treat arthritic joints. If the cartilage in your knee has worn out, partial knee replacement can cover the joint with a new surface to allow you to move your knee virtually pain-free.
In addition to arthritis, patients sometimes need a partial knee replacement due to:
- Connective tissue disorders
- Joint overuse
- Knee trauma
- Obesity, which can cause repetitive stress on the joint
There are many benefits to partial knee replacement surgery, including:
- Faster recovery time
- Minimally invasive approach
- Less bone removed than a total knee replacement
- Less postoperative physical therapy
- Less time in the hospital following procedure
Total knee replacement
This procedure replaces the knee with an artificial or prosthetic knee, usually made out of metal or plastic. We typically recommend total knee replacement for older patients with loss of mobility due to arthritis.
Most total knee replacement patients:
- Are between the ages of 60 and 80
- Have tried other methods with no success
- Suffer from consistent, ongoing knee pain
After joint replacement surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation can help you heal and improve your mobility. Our experienced physical therapists evaluate and treat all types of orthopedic conditions and surgeries. They focus on exercises to restore normal range of motion, strength and mobility following an orthopedic surgery or other condition.