Via Christi Joint Replacement Center in Wichita, KS
Move freely again
At the Via Christi Joint Replacement Center in Wichita, KS, we know how important pain free mobility is to your quality of life. From your initial evaluation with your surgeon, through your surgery and post operative stay our joint team specialists will provide you with the most current and effective methods to assure your best outcome. Our care providers will use the most efficient techniques to ensure your rapid recovery and return you to full function.
What is joint replacement?
Joint replacement is a procedure where a joint that has been damaged by injury, arthritis, deformity or tumor is reconstructed with a metal and plastic implant. This procedure relieves pain, restores mechanical function and will allow you to enjoy more normal everyday activities again.
How common is this procedure?
Joint replacement is one of the most important orthopedic surgical advances of this century. These procedures are likely the most studied and effective surgical procedures available delivering high value and benefits to patients. In the U.S in 2009 more than 750,000 patients use the procedure to treat hip or knee problems, with a rate of success that exceeds 95 percent.
Via Christi Inpatient Services
Via Christi Hospitals on St. Francis, Harry and St. Teresa in Wichita, KS serve patients with even the most complicated orthopedic injuries and conditions, which include those affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. State-of-the-art orthopedic and ortho-trauma surgical treatment is delivered by board-certified physician specialists. Additionally, inpatient care units are staffed by specially trained nurses, therapists and staff. Via Christi also provides follow-up care in outpatient specialty clinics including comprehensive services for inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation.
Surgery capabilities include:
- Orthopedic trauma management
- Primary and revision total hip and knee replacements
- Spinal stabilization
Via Christi offers outpatient specialty clinics:
- Pediatric Orthopedics
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Pediatric and Adult Muscular Dystrophy
The hospital hosts a nationally recognized Orthopaedics Residency Program and the Orthopaedics Research Institute, both in Wichita, KS, where engineers and physicians have invented orthopedic devices that are helping people all over the world.