Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted on Jan 26, 2018

The hip and knee joints are considered to be two of the largest weight-bearing joints of the body. Both are essential in the body’s most active movements, thus the two are often subjected to overuse and deterioration from aging. Chronic hip and knee disability, a defect caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis following an injury of fracture, causes pain or difficulties because of inflammation in individuals, especially those aged 50 and above.


At St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Total Hip Replacement/Arthroplasty and Total Knee Replacement/Arthroplasty is made accessible to patients experiencing persistent joint discomfort. They are surgical procedures that replace the damaged parts of the hip and knee joints with artificial joints composed of metal, polyethylene, or ceramic implants. By expertly replacing the joints with this type of innovative prosthesis, pain is relieved and the patient is able to quickly resume their normal, everyday activities.