Joint Replacement Surgery FAQ
We publish a downloadable Patient Joint Guide with important information
about your surgery.
Get the joint guide
We have also included some resource information about joint replacement
surgery at Huntington Hospital.
Femoral Nerve Block
An added bonus for Huntington patients undergoing joint replacement surgery
is femoral nerve block anesthesia. By blocking the femoral nerve and feeding
medication directly to the source of pain, patients have quicker recovery
periods and less post-surgical discomfort. They are usually able to get
up easier and begin walking sooner - enhancing the surgical outcome.
Computer Assisted Joint Replacement
Huntington Hospital has the highest level of experience in this advanced
field of medicine and currently offers
computer assisted joint replacement surgery, featuring the Navitrack Navigation System. This offers patients greater
precision than ever before when it comes to joint position accuracy.
Huntington Hospital is one of the few facilities in Southern California
that offers hip replacement surgery utilizing an anterior approach. This
is performed on a modified surgical table, allowing surgeons to make shorter
incisions and no muscle cutting. Many patients' recovery times are
nearly cut in half when the anterior approach is used and virtually all
patients enjoy a faster return to function.