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Joint care

Orthopedists specializing in joint care diagnose and treat issues such as strains, sprains, arthritis or chronic joint pain. To help you heal, these doctors may recommend lifestyle changes, medication, rehabilitation or joint replacement.

Joint replacement surgery in San Antonio

We are committed to getting you back to the activities you love as quickly as possible.

At Methodist Healthcare, our team of orthopedic specialists provides advanced treatments for joint pain, arthritis and joint conditions. With procedures like hip resurfacing and fracture management, we work towards reducing your pain and increasing your range of motion.

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For more information about our joint care services, please call Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

Our team offers care for a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs certain surgeries, including:

  • Knee and hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Fracture management
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand surgery

Joint Replacement Center

The Joint Replacement Centers at Methodist Texsan Hospital and Methodist Hospital Northeast are dedicated inpatient centers for elective joint replacement surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained in the most advanced orthopedic technologies for hip replacement and knee replacement, allowing patients to recover more quickly.

To schedule an appointment at Methodist Texsan Hospital, please call (210) 430-2663. To schedule an appointment at Methodist Hospital Northeast, please call (210) 757-5271.

We have created a special area just for the care of our knee and hip replacement patients. There are no hospital gowns for this crowd—you get to wear your own clothes. And, family members are encouraged to participate in group therapy and other activities.

Postoperatively, patients are placed in a dedicated Joint Replacement Center wing with nurses and therapists trained in orthopedic care. Medical oversight is a key element for the program. Daily visits by a hospitalist are aimed at keeping your recovery on track and providing patients and families a chance to ask questions regarding progress.

Preoperative education

Our preoperative education class provides patients with important information on what to expect in surgery, during their hospital stay and after discharge from the hospital.

Patients experience better outcomes when they are knowledgeable about expectations and goals. This is also a chance for patients and family members to see the facility prior to surgery day. Each patient also receives a patient guidebook with valuable information.

Joint replacement rehabilitation

Exercise, physical therapy and rehabilitation are provided in a group setting so our patients can encourage and support each other on the road to recovery. Twice a day, our trained physical therapists gather patients for therapy sessions.

Our therapists not only work with patients during these times, but are on hand to help patients meet ambulation (movement) goals. Our therapists also work alongside coaches to help prepare family members on the patient's needs once discharged from the hospital.

Reunion luncheons

Several times a year, graduates of the Joint Replacement Center have the opportunity to gather and celebrate the successes experienced since joint replacement surgery.

This luncheon is a chance to see your favorite nurses and physical therapists, reconnect with other former patients and chat with your surgeon.

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