Joint Replacement Surgery Can Be Life-Changing

Joint replacement surgery offers a quick return to the activities you enjoy most.

The joint replacement team
Members of the Joint Replacement Center team, from left: physical therapist Leilani Toomey, DPT; Nicole Wilps, program coordinator; David Chalnick, MD, Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center; and Christina Connor, Assistant Director, Surgical Day Stay

For patients with debilitating pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis, joint replacement surgery is a game-changer. Hip and knee replacement procedures have been proven to reduce pain and improve function, allowing patients to return to the activities they enjoy most.

At Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), the Joint Replacement Center provides the latest treatment options to patients who have experienced pain and limitation related to permanent and progressive damage to their hips and knees.

In fact, MMC recently received reaccreditation through the Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery Certification of The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program. This recognizes MMC’s commitment to excellence in providing care for joint replacement patients.

A Leader in Patient Satisfaction

Whether your pain is due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, or other joint disorders, you’ll find life-changing relief under the care of MMC’s highly experienced, board-certified, fellowship-trained joint replacement specialists, says David Chalnick, MD, Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center at MMC and Chair of the RWJBarnabas Health Total Joint Integrated Leadership Committee.

David Chalnick, MD
David Chalnick, MD

“Our comprehensive, coordinated Joint Replacement Center delivers unparalleled expertise led by surgeons who have performed thousands of joint replacement procedures with extremely low infection and complication rates and superb outcomes,” says Dr. Chalnick. “Our numbers say it best; we have some of the top pain management and outstanding patient satisfaction scores in the state.”

MMC offers individualized care plans for pain management and a designated inpatient unit staffed by nurses and therapists who specialize in the care of joint replacement patients. In addition, the program’s Joint Replacement Center coordinator serves as each patient’s personal navigator and liaison with the orthopedic surgeon. Care is coordinated every step of the way, from the preoperative class through the hospital stay and discharge.

As a leader in surgical services, MMC was the first hospital in the region to offer robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery. “With the availability of advanced robotic systems and the skills of our surgeons, patients experience a better outcome and a faster return to normal activities,” says Dr. Chalnick.

Recently, MMC introduced a fast-track joint replacement surgery program, which allows eligible patients to have a very short hospital stay. It offers excellent clinical outcomes, and patients are satisfied with the experience. “As a high-reliability organization, Monmouth Medical Center has focused on the proper, safe, and responsible reopening of elective surgery,” says Dr. Chalnick. “We’ve taken every precaution and have instituted extra safety measures in our operating and recovery rooms. In addition to our dedication to the highest quality patient-centered care, Monmouth Medical Center uses the latest medical advances to provide our patients with a safe, fast recovery and the shortest possible hospital stay.”

For more information about joint replacement or to schedule a consultation with a Monmouth Medical Center joint replacement surgeon, call (888) 724-7123.