The generation that swayed to rock ‘n’ roll and has seen some of the greatest advances in medical technology in human history isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Hip and knee replacements are on the rise and the Summit Orthopedics Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is at the forefront of the trend, both in the Twin Cities and across the nation.
There’s a lot to do before getting a knee or hip joint replaced. And it takes a comprehensive coordination of many to assure the patient gets moving and that the implant is working, hopefully better than the one they just gave up.
After an October visit with an orthopedic surgeon, Cyd Groff was scheduled for a knee replacement at Glens Falls Hospital. But a nagging hip and groin pain that was keeping her up at night sent her back to the surgeon before her slated implant.
Mount Sinai West is announcing that it has earned The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’ [JCAHO] Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement, making it one of the few hospitals in New York City and New York State to receive the prestigious certification for an orthopedic program.
Health City Cayman Islands has completed 500 successful orthopedic surgeries two and a half years after it opened its doors.
General Electric Co. has selected New England Baptist Hospital as a preferred provider of hip and knee replacement surgeries for its employees, a new twist in the efforts by big companies to control health care costs.