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Total Joint Replacement at Chilton Medical Center

Are you ready to Get Your Life Back in Motion? 

Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain. Chronic and often debilitating, it interferes with work, sleep, chores and the pleasures that most of us take for granted, from walking in the park to playing a round of golf.

Thankfully, many have found a way to reclaim their freedom - and their lives - through total joint replacement.

Each year, nearly 800,000 people undergo hip and knee replacement surgery, the most common joint replacements performed in the United States. Put simply, in each case the damaged joint is removed and exchanged for an artificial one that restores range of motion while relieving pain.

Our New Joint Replacement Center

If severe arthritis or other joint problems are compromising your mobility, you may be ready to consider joint replacement at Chilton Medical Center. Our new Total Joint Center can help you take that first step toward a fuller, more active life. But don't just take our word for it.  Read our about newest success stories, Linda and Max, two patients who are healing and living life to the fullest, thanks to joint replacement surgery. 

The Total Joint Center was among the first areas transformed as part of Chilton Medical Center's comprehensive $24 million renovation project. And the results truly deliver.

Our new Center combines cutting edge medical technology with the relaxing comforts of home. A visit to the Total Joint Center is far different than a typical hospital stay. At Chilton, we understand that joint replacement surgery is elective and most patients aren't sick. So you're not treated that way.

The Center includes 24 private patient rooms, all warmly decorated with natural color tones, wood accents, new furniture, ample seating and closet space, even welcoming sleepers for loved ones who wish to spend the night. Additionally, the Center boasts a rehabilitation gym located steps away from patient rooms, outfitted with top-of-the-line orthopedic equipment.

Patients appreciate the flat screen TVs, wireless internet access, and personalized itineraries so they are kept informed of the day's activities, care plan and goals.

Patients and their families are also afforded comprehensive education prior to, during and after surgery.

Unique Continuum of Care for Joint Replacement Patients

Taking care of a severely injured or diseased joint is more than applying state-of-the-art surgical techniques. It is the skilled hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing that determines the best overall plan of care, remembering of course, that we are not treating a joint, but a human being.

It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, if and when a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our orthopedic surgeons are trained to correct problems related to joint pain. Our unique continuum of care approach produces outstanding clinical and patient satisfaction results. This integrated approach enables our clinical team to properly evaluate a patient's condition and prepare each patient mentally and physically for their procedure; then we continuously monitor and manage their entire pre- and post-surgical performance and progress. This full-service approach, which integrates the patient's primary care physician and orthopedic surgeon with a host of clinical support staff, is designed to return our patients to maximum function as quickly and safely as possible.

Customized Care

For those who suffer from severe knee arthritis, the Total Joint Center at Chilton Medical Center now offers a groundbreaking solution that’s customized for each individual patient.

Chilton joins an elite group of hospitals worldwide to offer Customized Knee Replacement surgery. This technique uses MRI-based technology as well as computer software to detect and correct any deformity, ensuring the replacement joint fits perfectly with the patient’s existing anatomy. 

Prior to surgery, an MRI scan is performed of the patient’s knee, hip and ankle. Special computer software is used to create a 3-D model that matches the orientation, size and dimensions of the patient’s own knee. This information is then used to create customized cutting guides which only fit the patient about to undergo knee replacement surgery.  These specially designed guides enable the surgeon to remove a precise amount of bone to accept the knee replacement implant and help to preserve as much of the healthy bone as possible.

The process also enables the surgeon to virtually correct any misalignment and return the knee to its pre-arthritic condition. Patients spend less time in the operating room under anesthesia because much of the work is done ahead of the procedure. There is reduced trauma to the knee and more bone preservation due to less bone cutting, and the custom-fitted joint has also been known to speed rehabilitation with less post-operative pain.

Chilton introduced Customized Knee Replacement to its growing list of orthopedic services available in its Total Joint Center in February of 2013. To obtain a referral to skilled Chilton orthopedic surgeon, see our online physician directory or call 1-888-CHILTON.

Our Joint Replacement Surgeons 

David Gold, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Wayne & Lincoln Park

Medical Director, Total Joint Center

Gary Drillings, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Chairman, Department of Orthopedics

Joseph Cappadona, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Wayne & Lincoln Park

Stephen Lindholm, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Robert Daher, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Franklin Lakes & Ridgewood

Oscar Reicher, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Wayne & Lincoln Park

Robert Kayal, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Franklin Lakes & Ridgewood

Hervey Sicherman, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
















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