Orthopedic Procedures for Hip and Knee Joints
A major injury or condition in your hip or knee can greatly reduce your mobility and range of motion. Damaged joints, hip pain or knee pain should not keep you from doing the things you love. The orthopedic surgeons at Texoma Medical Center offer comprehensive and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Our facility utilizes advanced medical technology, including Mako SmartRobotics™, to perform more precise surgeries and reduce recovery times.
After joint replacement surgery, patients participate in a physical therapy rehabilitation program to help get them back on their feet. The physical therapists and other rehabilitation staff will devise a recovery plan catered to your specific needs and pace.
Gold Seal of Approval
Texoma Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement.
Request an Appointment
To find out if you may need hip or knee surgery, request an appointment with an orthopedic specialist. To sign up for Joint Replacement Camp, call 903-416-4477.
Mako SmartRobotics provides relief for joint pain through the use of minimally invasive robotic surgery. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be vary. It may be constant, come and go, occur with movement or after rest or happen in one or many body parts.
There are many treatment options available. Talk to your medical provider about Mako SmartRobotics and if it could be the right treatment for you.
Types of surgery that utilize Mako SmartRobotics:
- Total Knee
- Partial Knee
- Total Hip
TMC has two orthopedic surgeons who have undergone full training on the device: J. Tyler Newton, DO, and Charles Whittenburg, DO.
Anterior Hip Replacement
In anterior hip replacement surgery, the surgeon makes a tiny incision at the front of the hip that leaves muscles intact. This results in minimal scarring and often fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to daily activities.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
In this procedure, doctors insert a small tube (arthroscope) into a patient's knee through a small incision. The arthroscope contains a lens and optical fibers. It is connected to a video monitor that allows the surgeon to see inside the knee.
Compared to traditional surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery typically results in less tissue damage. This minimizes pain and allows patients to recover quicker. Arthroscopic knee surgery can be used to treat a number of knee conditions, including:
- Kneecap that is out of position
- Removal of Baker's cyst, a swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid
- Small pieces of broken cartilage in the knee joint
- Some fractures of the bones of the knee
- Swollen (inflamed) or damaged lining of the joint
- Torn meniscus
- Torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
Total and Partial Knee Replacement
Surgeons typically perform total knee replacement surgery when a person has a severe degenerative joint disorder, such as osteoarthritis, in which the moving surfaces of the knee deteriorate. That deterioration leads to severe pain, limitation or loss of function and/or deformity of the joint. Surgery may also be performed to replace a badly fractured knee, or when previous joint replacements have failed. Bilateral replacement is when surgeons replace both knees at the same time.
In partial knee replacement, damaged tissue and bone are removed from the knee joint and replaced with an artificial implant. Partial knee replacements are performed on either the inside or outside of the knee.
Hip and knee replacement surgery patients at Texoma Medical Center have access to Recovery COACH™, an online care coordination and patient engagement portal. Patients are enrolled prior to surgery and can receive online alerts and notifications of what they should expect and need to do to navigate their hip or knee replacement procedure and recovery.
Patient Story: David Carr
After knee replacement surgery at Texoma Medical Center, David Carr can use his knee without pain. He regrets putting off the surgery for so long.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery and/or minimally invasive surgery is right for you.