The St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement physicians specialize in hip and knee replacement surgeries. In 2003, our physicians completed 1,600 joint replacement surgeries and through surgery and research they are finding out more and more about effective protocols for joint replacement surgery. This information is designed to help you:
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Joint replacement is one of the most successful procedures in medicine today. The long-term success of total joint replacement is determined by two dominant factors: fixation of the prostheses to the skeleton/bone and avoiding problems related to wear of the joined surfaces.
Our physicians work with new technologies everyday.
New types of hip and knee implants include:
New surgical techniques include:
New patient care techniques inclue:
St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement Physicians can determine which of these techniques is right for you.
We greatly reduce the need for blood for joint patients. Since blood transfusions can be risky and blood supplies are limited, St.Vincent has been developing blood conservation techniques for years. Individuals who have total hip or knee replacements may sometimes experience substantial blood loss. However, surgeons with our Center for Joint Replacement have developed a very successful strategy for blood conservation that has produced excellent patient results. A blood conservation protocol developed by Dr. Jeffery L. Pierson, medical director for the Center, has been shown to dramatically reduce the need for blood transfusions. In a recent study of 500 patients, Dr. Pierson reported that of the patients who followed his protocol, only 2 percent needed a transfusion, compared with national rates of over 20 percent.A reduction in the need for blood transfusions:
For more information on our blood conservation strategy for joint patients, contact us via email or call (800) 338-BONE (2663).
St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement surgeons perform a range of minimally invasive procedures. There’s an industry trend toward minimally invasive techniques, because they generally lead to smaller scars and a shorter, less painful recovery time. Minimally invasive procedures can be more difficult to perform, so it is important to select a well-qualified orthopaedic surgeon.
There are several new alternatives to traditional hip and knee replacements. Please talk to your surgeon to determine what minimally invasive procedure might be best for you.
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By viewing these videos, you are agreeing to the terms of our disclaimer:I understand that the use of this information is for educational purposes only. The video, photos and information are the property of the St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement. The procedure or technique may not be appropriate in every case. Speak to an orthopedic surgeon to discuss individual cases. This video clip may be viewed for up to 30 days.
Audio/Videoconferencing capabilities are available for physician education through the St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement. We have installed a two-way audio/visual conferencing system that can be used for:
The system—the first of its kind for orthopedics—enables St.Vincent to broadcast live to other health facilities. Four different sites can participate in the session at once. In addition, surgeons can visit our conference room to view procedures in real time, and discuss the surgery with our surgeons while it is happening.Our center uses monthly conferences to teach new procedures and techniques. If you would like to be contacted about viewing scheduled surgeries, contact us.
The St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement provides physicians and medical professionals with fee-based consulting services. Professionals from around the world have visited St.Vincent to study our center and learn how best to structure and provide orthopedic care in the most effective and efficient manner. Our center offers:
For more information on training and education please contact us:
St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement2001 West 86th St.Indianapolis, IN 46260(317) 338-BONE (2663)
CARE Line: (317) 338-CARE, 1-888-338-CARE
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