Total Joint Center
The Comprehensive Total Joint Center at HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is dedicated to excellence in orthopedics and provides joint replacement and other joint surgeries.
For more information about our Total Joint Center or to schedule an appointment, please call (832) 912-9812.
Our programs for knee and hip replacement as well as spine surgery utilize the latest technology, minimally invasive operations, patient education programs, and a dedicated team approach.
The team at the Total Joint Center is made up of:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Orthopedics nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- A team of more than 120 volunteers
Patients determined to be total joint candidates, are scheduled for surgery and are required to attend an educational, pre-operative class. Surgery usually takes place Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and patients are discharged from the hospital by Thursday or Friday.
Joint replacement surgery
Joint replacement surgery is a surgical procedure to remove a joint that has been damaged or affected by arthritis and replace it with an artificial joint, called prosthesis. The goal of joint replacement surgery is to relieve the pain in your joints.
Normal joints are covered by a smooth layer of cartilage which prevents your bones from rubbing together. Joints affected by arthritis have little or no cartilage left causing the bones to rub together and usually the need for joint replacement surgery after an extended period of time.
During joint replacement surgery the patient is under anesthesia while the surgeon replaces the damaged joint and bones with artificial ones. The materials used in total joint replacements are designed to allow artificial joints to move just as your normal joints would. Your surgeon will discuss which procedure will best fit your needs and any potential risks or complications that could arise.
While older patients can expect their total joint replacement to last about a decade, younger patients may need a second total joint replacement later in life.