Am I Candidate?

​Is Joint Replacement Right For Me?

If you're suffering with stiff, painful joints caused by severe arthritis, even small tasks can feel like monumental challenges. And while medication or physical therapy may help ease your pain, sometimes surgery may be your best solution for long-term relief.

At MultiCare Deaconess Hospital's Joint Restoration Center, orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff specialize in total joint replacement, a procedure in which an injured or diseased joint is replaced with a metal implant. Count on care that's been certified with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for hip and total knee replacement. That includes minimally invasive joint replacement solutions to help you get back to your active life.

Learn more about our simple steps to joint replacement success.

Am I Candidate for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery?

Hundreds of thousands of people have hip and knee replacement each year, with success rates of 98 and 96 percent respectively, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to relieving pain, these procedures can enhance mobility and function, and help you rediscover the active life you love.

You may qualify for a life-changing procedure if you:

  1. You have tried everything else. Supplements, over-the-counter medication, joint injections — you name it, you've tried it, and your joints still hurt.
  2. Everyday tasks are becoming more difficult. Even something as simple as getting out of bed makes you ache, much less walking up and down stairs, being moderately physically active or keeping up with your children or grandchildren.
  3. You are otherwise in good health. Age is not usually a consideration when choosing whether or not to have a joint replaced - there is no upper age limit, and younger patients may find that their new joint is a lifelong solution to arthritis pain. The most important concern is whether you are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure, which typically has a relatively low rate of complications.

Don't Live with Pain. See a Joint Replacement Specialist.

Deaconess provides joint replacement solutions to residents of Spokane, Newport, Deer Park, Mead and our surrounding Inland Northwest communities.

Find an orthopedic surgeon to see if a procedure can help you enjoy a new lease on life. We also host free informational seminars to explore joint replacement and other pain relief options. Call 509-473-5755 to save your spot at an upcoming seminar.