The decision to have joint replacement surgery is a difficult one.
Patients are right to be concerned about the procedure’s risks, and the potential pain and length of the recovery process. But if you’ve reached the point where less-invasive treatment options are no longer effective, and you can no longer live your life as actively as you would like, total joint replacement surgery can offer significant reductions in pain and discomfort, and clear gains in both quality of life and overall health.
Dr. Grimsley will meet with you and your family or support network to ensure you understand every step of the surgical process, and are comfortable with your treatment plan. You will receive extensive pre-operative preparation for surgery, including our “Prehab” class where patients learn about their particular orthopaedic surgery, the realities of recovery, and exactly what will be needed to make the transition back home.
Your surgery will be performed in a state-of-the-art operating room using the most advanced equipment, techniques and implants in the world. Advanced pain management techniques will be utilized. During your procedure, Dr. Grimsley will replace the damaged cartilage and bone with prosthetic components that mimic the shape and movement of your natural joint. Dr. Grimsley and the highly trained operating room and anesthesiology teams, and pre-operative and post-operative nurses and technicians will work together to ensure that you have the best possible outcome.
Following your surgery, you’ll be transferred to the Post-Operative Care Unit, where dedicated nurses, physical therapists and patient-care technicians will oversee your recovery and track your progress. Since the best medicine after joint surgery is to get you out of bed as quickly as possible, you’ll join your fellow patients on the orthopaedic floor for Joint Camp, a series of classes that get you moving and on the road to recovery.
Your stay in the hospital will be short, and your recovery will be continued after discharge. The care team will work with you and your family to plan for each stage of your recovery—from inpatient to home care through physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Our team’s shared goal is to ease your pain, restore your quality of life, and quickly and safely get you moving freely again.
A successful surgery is only one part of a patient’s hospital experience. Dr. Grimsley proudly partners with St. Vincent’s and Baptist Medical Centers to give his patients a superior hospital experience and personalized, end-to-end orthopaedic care. Both hospitals have received national recognition for the quality and demonstrated expertise of their total knee and total hip replacement surgical programs. More knee replacements are performed at St. Vincent’s Medical Center than any other hospital in the state of Florida.