Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
United Regional's Joint Replacement Program
At the on-site review in July 2011, The Joint Commission expert surveyors assessed clinic processes and quality standards and interviewed patients, staff and physicians as part of the certification process. At the survey’s conclusion, The Joint Commission acknowledged our strengths as passion for providing quality patient care, leadership involvement and physician engagement. We are one of only 14 programs in Texas to have achieved this certification.
This means that our orthopedic surgeons and hospital have acheived the highest standards of excellence for joint replacement surgery, patient care and outcomes.
Patients in need of joint replacements can come to United Regional with confidence that they will receive a standard of care that meets rigorous standards for quality.
Total Joint Replacement
You don’t have to live with severe joint pain and the limitations it creates in your life. In fact, there are many treatment options available at United Regional for this condition. And for those who don’t experience adequate relief with medication and other non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy or injections, joint replacement surgery can reduce your pain and increase joint function, helping you to return to the activities you once enjoyed.
Joint Replacement Surgery Performed at United Regional
Surgical Navigation System is the Standard of Care
Just as a GPS can guide a driver to a precise location, the computer-assisted navigation system helps orthopedic surgeons more accurately align implants and proper ligament balancing, which are essential for the artificial hip joint and knee joint stability, durability and sufficient range of motion.
The navigation system uses an infrared camera and instruments along with unique tracking software to continually monitor the position and alignment of the implant components in relation to the patient’s anatomy. The computer analyzes and displays data on a monitor which shows the angles, lines and measurements needed to more accurately align the prosthetic joint with the patient.