Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
In November 2017, United Regional earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. United Regional is one of only eight hospitals in Texas to have earned this certification.
Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.
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.