MountainView Regional Medical Center offers orthopedic services including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and associated bones, joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and nerves.
Joint replacement, a surgical procedure to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis), may be considered only after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain and/or disability.
1st New Mexico Hospital to earn the Gold Seal Accreditation in Hip and Knee Replacement
When you choose MountainView Regional Medical Center for your joint replacement surgery, you are choosing a Joint Commission Gold Seal accredited facility with a team of dedicated professionals that oversee a seamless flow of care from your first visit in the surgeon's office to your last visit of outpatient physical therapy. Our nursing staff receives specialized training and education to assist our joint replacement patients and our physicians are among the best in terms of personalized care, surgical excellence and exemplary clinical outcomes.
A week or two before surgery, patients come to the hospital to allow the treatment team to complete medical clearance information and finalize any additional medical testing ordered by the physician. All questions are answered during our joint replacement pre-procedural educational class taught by nurses and therapists and through our Joint Replacement Handbook. This all allows our patients to proceed directly to the operative suite on their day of surgery.
In most cases, our patients are up and walking the day after their surgery. They receive multiple therapy treatments daily and can participate in fast track therapy programs that are designed to help them meet certain personal goals. Patients are in their own loose, comfortable street clothes by the second day following surgery, which makes them feel more independent and supports their return to a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible. Most of our patients are discharged from the hospital after three or four days and are able to go directly back home with little assistance from family members or caregivers.
At MountainView Regional Medical Center, our orthopedic surgeons offer minimally invasive knee and hip replacement surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries are surgical techniques designed to work through smaller incisions, which will result in less tissue trauma and blood loss. In orthopedic surgery, this will generally mean less cutting of key muscles and tendons. As a patient recovering from a minimally invasive surgery you will spend less time in the hospital with a shorter rehabilitation period and speedier time to an active lifestyle. Your surgeon will determine if you're a candidate for MIS and discuss the risks and benefits with you.
These surgeries may also be performed with computer assistance. Computer assisted surgery (CAS) allows your surgeon to better align the surgical joint to improve overall function of the joint with the use of computer assisted technology. CAS is an anatomical tracking system that gives the surgeon a detailed, three-dimensional view of the joint and implant specific to the patient's anatomy. It is used as an alternative to free-hand joint replacement. The guidance of CAS may improve the alignment in joint replacement especially for patients that undergo minimally invasive surgery with smaller incisions.
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4311 E. Lohman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88011