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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano

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We'll Get Your Joints Back in Working, and Playing, Order  

Joint replacement can restore people to active, functional and fulfilling lives. After rehabilitation, most patients are able to return to the activities they enjoyed before their joints became so painful.

The orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano use advanced joint replacement techniques, materials and prostheses, and have a long track record of good results. A total joint replacement can provide many years of improved functioning. In patients 55 and older who have had a total knee replacement, 93 percent still have good function 20 years later; for total hip replacements, 95 percent are still functioning well after 20 years.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano is proud to announce that we have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for our Hip and Knee Replacement Programs. This certification was achieved by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Plano’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards and high quality programs.

Learn more about our joint program.

Am I a Good Candidate for Joint Replacement?

  1. Have you had pain lasting more than a year?
  2. Does your pain wake you up at night?
  3. Do you have trouble with activities of daily living, such as going to the grocery store, working around the house or doing activities with your spouse or grandchildren?
  4.  Is your pain unresponsive to arthritis medication such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen)?

If you answered "yes" to these four questions and a weight-bearing X-ray of the joint shows bone touching bone, then you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

Learn more about your options for treating joint pain by registering for a free seminar. Seminars are offered monthly and are led by an orthopedic surgeon on the Baylor Scott & White - Plano medical staff.