The HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball Orthopedic Center provides comprehensive joint care, including treatments, surgeries and rehabilitation, in one location. Our program brings together a team of knowledgeable surgeons with compassionate and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians.
Joint replacement and care
We treat common orthopedic conditions, including joint pain, joint injuries and arthritis. Our treatments include surgical joint replacement procedures, which can reduce or totally eliminate joint pain, enhance movement and mobility and improve overall quality of life. These include:
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement (anterior and posterior approach)
- Total knee revision
- Total hip revision
- Partial knee replacement
- Robotic-assisted procedures for total hip and partial knee procedures (including resurfacing)
To find out more information or schedule an appointment, call (281) 401-7934.
Partial knee resurfacing
HCA Houston Tomball was the first hospital in the northwest Houston area to offer partial knee resurfacing using robotic arm technology. This advanced technology assists your surgeon in attaining precision to help restore your mobility and active lifestyle.
Partial knee resurfacing is a minimally invasive treatment option if you have early to mid-stage osteoarthritis which has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee.
You may be a candidate for partial knee resurfacing using this technology if you experience:
- Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap
- Knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
The procedure is powered by a 100 percent surgeon-controlled robotic arm system allowing for greater precision in your partial knee resurfacing procedure.
During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, saving as much of the original knee and surrounding tissue as possible. An implant is secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. Before surgery, the surgeon will use the system to pre-operatively plan and map your knee and identify the area(s) of the diseased bone to be removed. During surgery, three-dimensional visualization of the knee and the robotic arm provide your surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback.
Partial knee resurfacing may:
- Promote a rapid relief from pain and get you back to the activities you miss doing
- Provide a more natural feeling knee post-surgery
- Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
In many cases, patients are walking soon after surgery, driving a car in the first few weeks and returning to normal daily activities shortly thereafter. In many cases, your time in the hospital after surgery is minimal.
Team approach to joint replacement surgery
We offer patients a personalized, interdisciplinary approach to joint replacement. Orthopedic surgeons work closely with patients and their nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pain management and case management teams to put into place a comprehensive plan for your care.
Once the patient is scheduled for surgery, the joint care coordinator begins educating and preparing patients for surgery.
- Prior to admission, pre-operative joint education classes are held weekly for patients and their families.
- Once admitted, daily rounds are performed on each patient to track their progress and ensure the highest level of quality care is being provided.
- After discharge, patients receive follow-up phone calls to address any questions or concerns. The care coordinator acts as a patient navigator throughout the entire process.
Nurses specializing in orthopedics and pain management carefully monitor and oversee each patient’s care after surgery. Our pain management team continuously monitors each patient to keep them comfortable. Patients often remark that, while they may experience pain associated with surgery, the aching pain of arthritis is gone.
Joint rehabilitation unit
Our Orthopedic Center has a dedicated joint rehabilitation unit. Here, the recovery process is specifically tailored for the needs of patients who have had joint replacement surgery. All activities take place in a unit dedicated exclusively to joint replacement patients. Large, motivational posters are located throughout the halls of our center to encourage patients during their joint replacement recovery.