Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement, Ochsner Orthopedics

Ochsner surgeons have been performing total hip and knee replacements for 30 years and continue to build upon and refine our techniques. We perform around 800 joint replacements a year.

A comprehensive program of medical management and rehabilitation has created the Ochsner Joint Replacement Team, whose efforts have made the recovery from joint replacement surgery faster and more complete. Our multidisciplinary team coordinates the physicians (surgeon, internist and anesthesiologist), physical therapists, nurses and social services with each patient for the best possible diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Ochsner Medical Center has special operating rooms, medications, surgical staffing, anesthesia techniques and equipment dedicated to joint replacements. The total joint surgeons use special blood preservation techniques and have a very low transfusion rate following surgery. 

Our surgeons are fellowship trained and are leaders in their field. They have published and presented papers nationally and internationally on the subjects of hip and knee replacement. 

Ochsner is experienced with all the major techniques for joint replacement including minimally invasive robotically assisted MAKO techniques and computer navigation with the Ortho-Soft system. Your surgeon can outline the specific plan that is best for you.

Locations

Ochsner Medical Center

Conditions Treated

Research/Recent Publications

Periprosthetic fractures of the femur after hip arthroplasty: an analysis of 99 patients.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme activity: a novel way of assessing pulmonary changes during total knee arthroplasty.

Possible bupivacaine toxicity after intraarticular injection for postarthroscopic analgesia of the knee: implications of the surgical procedure.

The effects of MK-0677, an oral growth hormone secretagogue, in patients with hip fracture.