Total Joint Center
Normally our bodies are supposed to provide us with smooth, pain-free movement.
Why Joint Replacement?
As we age, however, our bodies undergo change that sometimes results in joint pain of the knees, hips and shoulders. This pain is not only uncomfortable but also prevents us from doing the everyday activities we enjoy. Just as no two patients are alike, no two joint replacements are exactly the same. That is why at the Total Joint Center at Riverview Medical Center, our team of expert physicians and clinicians work closely with you from diagnosis through treatment and recovery in order to meet the unique medical and lifestyle needs of each patient.
Common Causes of Joint Pain
Common causes of joint pain are often a result of overuse, sprains, fractures and arthritis. In order to determine the best treatment option for your joint pain, it is important to familiarize yourself with the usual causes and symptoms associated with joint pain, as well as understand your options in maintaining healthy bones and joints.
Joint Replacement at Riverview Medical Center
Our Center is home to an accomplished team of board certified physicians including orthopedic surgeons, who offer a number of treatment options when it comes to orthopedic surgery, including non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques, as well as pain specialists and a nursing team that is 100% nationally certified in orthopedics.
Common Joint Replacement Procedures at Riverview include:
- Total hip and knee replacement
- Direct anterior hip replacement
- Minimally invasive techniques of the shoulder, wrist, elbow, finger and ankle
- Partial knee replacement
- Hand surgery
Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgery
In addition to the total joint replacement services available, Riverview also provides access to comprehensive orthopedic services including athroscopy, sports medicine, advanced fracture care, shoulder reconstruction, hand surgery, and knee reconstruction. Learn more by visiting our Orthopedics page.
Our experienced professionals will accurately diagnose your problem and develop a plan of care that fits your needs. We make every attempt to try every possible non-surgical treatment before considering surgery. However, when a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team has the ability to replace all major joints, including hips, knees and shoulders.
For many patients, the road to treatment and eventual recovery seems an overwhelming task, but at the Total Joint Center your journey back to mobility is not an individual effort. With the help of a program coordinator, you and your family will be guided through the transitions between pre-operative education, surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, all the way through your return home.
Our “Morning at the View” program is a unique pre-admission experience designed for total joint replacement patients preparing for surgery, offering a comprehensive, personalized, and convenient approach to all pre-operative testing and education. We focus on communication all of the important information about your care and your stay. We also encourage our patients to ask lots of questions so you feel comfortable and confident every step of the way, and always know what to expect.
As a patient or guest of Riverview, you also have access to Concierge Care, a complimentary service designed to provide assistance with non-clinical needs. We even offer a special menu of services to cater to the unique needs of our joint replacement patients, including information about home food delivery services, pet walking, lawn and household cleaning services, and more for your return home.
Rehabilitation: The Full Continuum of Care
At Riverview Medical Center you’ll find a comprehensive outpatient program for rehabilitation. Why? Because our program is tied to the expertise of our CARF-accredited inpatient Riverview Rehabilitation Center and the entire network of Hackensack Meridian Health outpatient, inpatient, subacute nursing facilities and home care rehabilitation services, available through Hackensack Meridian Health At Home.
- Inpatient Rehabilitation at Riverview Rehabilitation Center
- Outpatient Rehabilitation at a number of Monmouth and Ocean county locations
- Home Rehabilitation available through Hackensack Meridian Health At Home
People On the Move
The Center and its focus on evidence based care translates to exceptional quality. We have improved the mobility of thousands of community members. In fact, the program has so many success stories that an Alumni Program has been formed, allowing new patients to connect with past patients should they have any questions about their upcoming total joint experience.
Hear From Our Experts
Learn More. Move More. Join the Movement
People are enjoying longer and more active lifestyles through a variety of ways. Your Hackensack Meridian Health team is committed to helping you maintain this health. That’s why we have developed educational programs that focus on wellness and ways to protect your bone and joint health. Learn more, hear stories from patients, meet our movement experts and more.