The joint surgeons of Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center perform more partial and total knee and hip replacements than all other orthopaedic surgeons in the state of Mississippi combined. Currently, we offer partial knee replacements on an outpatient basis. Soon, we will be offering total knee and hip replacements as well at our new outpatient clinic in Madison.
Over the past five years, advanced techniques and technologies have revolutionized knee and hip replacements, allowing more arthritis patients to consider treatments at an earlier stage than they had in the past. Most people with arthritis of the hips and knees gradually stop doing things they love, adapting their lives to cope with reduced mobility. In many cases, when traditional treatments are not effective, hip and/or knee replacement surgery may be appropriate in order to stop the pain, increase mobility and allow you to lead a normal life.
We are orthopaedic surgeons fellowship trained in arthritis surgery and total joint replacement. Our commitment is to provide quality care to those who suffer from arthritis and other degenerative or traumatic conditions of the hip and knee. In 2012, we performed approximately 2500 total joint replacement procedures. The majority of our patients are from Mississippi, but we also serve patients from all over the Southeast, including Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Our own Dr. Brian Johnson is the Director of the Total Joint Center at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. While some of our patients are referred by their primary care physicians or specialists, most are referred by family or friends. Our office does accept Medicare assignment as well as many insurance plans from throughout the United States.
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To abide by the Hippocratic Oath and provide our patients with the highest available quality of service. We are committed to promoting and supporting our patients. With that consideration, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest medical and ethical standards for the profession. In accordance with those standards, patient education is crucial in our practice. It is our aim to provide patients with all available information about treatment options and to answer questions about medical risks and accurate medical facts which patients need to make informed decisions about their treatment. We respect patients’ rights to privacy, as well as requests regarding decisions about their healthcare, and will attempt to provide information about other medical resources when we believe can benefit the patient’s care. These goals reflect the nature of our beliefs in the practice of medicine, and in particular the specialty of joint replacement surgery. Our mission is to attempt to alleviate pain and suffering for patients afflicted with arthritis and similar joint diseases. To that end, we will utilize and help develop new technologies to improve the care of patients with those diseases.
Great advancements have been made in the last 5 years in Hip Replacement Surgery. Perhaps the greatest breakthroughs have been regarding advanced implant materials and much better hip surface bearings. Better hip surface bearings greatly reduce wear which significantly increases the life and longevity of the hip replacement. According to laboratory data, scientists now feel that hip replacements today may last a lifetime.
In some patients, we use the computer to help us accurately place the prosthesis. The computer offers visual mapping to help us make decisions before and throughout the hip replacement operation. The objective is to combine the precision and accuracy of computer technology with our skills to perform surgery.
Minimally invasive and muscle sparing operative techniques as well as peri-operative multimodal pain management regimens give our patients minimal postoperative pain and allow for an easier and faster recovery. In addition to faster recovery, there may be potential benefits such as less bleeding and smaller scars for improved cosmetics.
At MSMOC, we offer the latest and best approaches in hip replacement. We offer both the new computer navigated “mini-incision posterior” hip replacement and the anterior hip replacement.
With both of these approaches to hip replacement, you cut no muscle, have no post operative hip precautions and are up and walking the day of surgery. Both approaches also help to restore equal leg lengths and normal anatomical position of the new implants and are equal in their reduced length of recovery.
Most all patients are discharged from the hospital the next day or the day after. Soon we will be offering hip replacements on an outpatient basis.
Drs. Johnson, Almand, Mehrle, Pickering, and Hobgood routinely use implants provided by DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company. Please see www.hipreplacement.com for a more in depth explanation of the operation, implants, minimally invasive surgery, computer-assisted surgery, preparing for surgery as well as recovery and rehabilitation. Also, please view Baptist Total Joint Center of Excellence for our specific rehabilitation protocols.[/three_fourth]
Great advancements have been made in the last 5 years in Knee Replacement Surgery. Perhaps the greatest breakthroughs have been in regards to advanced implant materials, rotating knee bearings, gender specific knee designs, computer-assisted surgery (CAS), multimodal peri-operative pain control, minimally invasive muscle sparing surgery and partial knee replacements.
We use the Sigma Rotating Platform total knee prosthesis by DePuy Orthopedics, designed specifically for both men and women) because it is designed to bend and rotate, move back and forth, flex and extend, helping to accommodate more normal movements while significantly minimizing implant wear (as compared to traditional knee replacements). Minimizing wear can help your knee replacement last longer. Studies have shown that even after 20 years, more than 97% of these implants are still in use.
We use the computer to help us accurately place the prosthesis. The computer offers visual mapping to help us make decisions before and throughout the knee replacement operation. The objective is to combine the precision and accuracy of computer technology with our skills to perform surgery.
Minimally invasive and muscle sparing operative techniques as well as peri-operative pain management regimens give our patients minimal postoperative pain and allow for an easier and faster recovery. In addition to faster recovery, there may be potential benefits such as less bleeding and smaller scars for improved cosmetics.
We offer Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) or partial knee replacements to those patients who have degenerative arthritis isolated to one area of the knee. This procedure preserves two-thirds of the patient’s natural, healthy knee tissue. The advantages of the UKA are that it offers hope for longer relief, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, easier rehabilitation, less scarring and a more natural feeling knee during activities. To learn more, read about the Sigma High Performance Partial Knee system
Drs. Johnson, Almand, Mehrle and Pickering routinely use implants provided by DePuy Orthopedics. Please see www.KneeReplacement.com for a more in-depth explanation of the operation, implants, minimally invasive surgery, computer assisted surgery, and rehabilitation.
Please view Baptist Total Joint Center of Excellence for our specific postoperative rehabilitation protocols.[/three_fourth]