Altru's Joint Replacement Center
Our goal is to get patients back to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
At the core of Altru’s Joint Replacement Center is our comprehensive education and exercise program, beginning before surgery and continuing with group physical and occupational therapy after surgery. We use minimally invasive surgical procedures, which equals less damage to surrounding tissue and faster recovery times. And, our unique group program provides excellent teaching and learning opportunities designed to jumpstart your recovery process.
Altru's Joint Replacement Center is located within Altru Specialty Center.
Am I A Candidate For Joint Replacement?
Joint replacement is becoming more and more common. Over 1 million Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year. Joint replacement may help you live an active, pain-free life.
Over time, joints can become damaged by arthritis and other diseases, sports injuries or simply years of use. This can cause pain, stiffness and swelling. When determining if joint replacement is right for you, here are a few questions to consider:
- Does your joint pain keep you awake at night?
- Do you have a family history of osteoarthritis?
- Are you experiencing mobility restrictions due to joint pain?
- Is your pain keeping you from doing things you enjoy?
While candidates for joint replacement are not easily recognized by age or activity level, the best step forward is to talk to your provider.
Preparing For Your Visit
Over the course of your surgery, recovery and rehabilitation, we want you to be fully informed and prepared. Find resources about what you can expect, classes offered, details on specific procedures and recovery and rehabilitation information so you can prepare for your visit >>
Mako™ Robotic Arm Assisted Joint Replacement
As part of our robust joint replacement program, Altru Advanced Orthopedics offers partial knee and total hip replacement with the Mako™ Robotic Arm. This advanced technology assists our expert surgeons to offer a more accurate replacement, resulting in less pain and more natural-feeling joint.
The Mako Robotic Arm creates a 3-D model of the patient’s anatomy, enabling surgeons to develop a pre-surgical plan that customizes implant size, positioning and alignment specific to each patient’s needs. This better prepares the surgeon, setting them up for a shorter yet more accurate procedure.
During the procedure, the Mako Robotic Arm provides real-time data, 3-D visualization and audible, tactical feedback, ensuring that the surgeon can operate precisely according to the patient-specific plan. In turn, the replacements are more accurately placed, with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue and bone.
Key benefits for patients include:
- Extremely high accuracy of anatomical placement
- Less pain
- Quick recovery
- Minimal blood loss during the procedure
Learn more about partial knee replacement with the Mako Robotic Arm
Learn more about total hip replacement with the Mako Robotic Arm
Your surgeon will work with you to determine if replacement utilizing the robotic arm is right for you, or if a different option suits you best.
Altru’s Joint Replacement Center is designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Distinction Centers provide comprehensive knee and hip replacement services and outperform their peers in quality and safety measures.
Altru's Joint Replacement Center is located within Altru Specialty Center, conveniently located adjacent to Altru Professional Center where you will go for clinic and follow-up visits. Find location information >>
If you feel that you are a candidate, schedule an appointment with Altru Advanced Orthopedics by calling 701.732.7700 or through MyHealth.
To reach Altru’s Joint Replacement Center directly, call 701.780.5441.