Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute

Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute offers a patient-first approach to joint replacement surgery with top orthopedic surgeons and a supportive rehabilitation program. We get you moving fast with our Same-Day Joint Replacement Program, an innovative rapid recovery program that that allows patients to have joint replacement surgery and return to the comfort of home all in the same day.

Osteoarthritis FAQs

Joint pain can be caused by many factors including injury or infection, but arthritis is often the reason for this type of chronic pain. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a disease that causes the shock-absorbing cartilage layer to break down and wear away, exposing raw bone. The friction caused by bone rubbing on bone can result in pain, swelling and stiffness. These symptoms are often the reason why patients seek joint replacements or orthopedic treatment for osteoarthritis.

Our bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and tendons all work together to allow us to move. But stress, injury and aging cause wear and tear on this complex system, especially on our knees and hips, which can lead to osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease.

Osteoarthritis affects:

  • Approximately 21 million Americans
  • Older adults, more commonly
  • Younger adults who experienced injury to a joint
  • Those with excessive body weight
  • Those who participate in recreational or professional activities that overstress certain joints

Exercise and weight loss are two effective ways to help decrease joint pain and stiffness, while strengthening the heart. Every pound of weight lost equals about five pounds less weight that your knee joints have to bear. As a top orthopedic hospital, our expert doctors and dietitians can help you identify exercises and eating habits that will work for your particular situation.

Upon evaluation, your orthopedist will diagnose any complex issues related to your joints and determine if joint replacement surgery may be right for you.

Treatment Options

Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute offers advanced treatment options for joint pain including both surgical and non-surgical therapies.

Oral medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate can significantly help reduce inflammation and pain in the joints. Your doctor may also recommend injectable medicines like steroids or a treatment called viscosupplementation, in which a lubricating fluid found naturally in the body is injected into the joint to enable the bones to move smoothly over each other.

When other treatments have failed to bring relief, it could be time to consider joint replacement surgery. At the Orthopedic Institute, more than 1,300 arthroplasties have been performed in the past five years. Arthroplasty is the surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint. Although knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery are the most common, joint replacement can also be performed on shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers and ankles.

At Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute, highly motivated, qualified patients can participate in our Same-day Joint Replacement program. Rapid recovery options including same-day outpatient surgery are part of the Orthopedic Institute's innovative total joint replacement program for hips, knees and shoulders.

Same-day Joint Replacement patients benefit from:

  • No hospital stay
  • A faster recovery period
  • Advanced pain management techniques

About Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute

Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute is a collaborative program between the hospital and our affiliated orthopedic doctors, orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic rehabilitation specialists. The Institute offers a full range of advanced medical services to treat problems of the bones, joints and muscles including:

  • Top specialists experienced in the latest advanced surgical techniques
  • Team approach to patient care
  • Personalized treatment plans to meet each patient’s unique needs
  • Rapid recovery program for joint replacement
  • Orthopedic patient navigator to coordinate care and offer support
  • Orthopedic inpatient unit with all-private rooms
  • Seamless transition to home health or rehabilitation services
  • Top patient satisfaction scores
  • Free education seminars on knee pain, hip pain and joint replacement
AJRR Charter Member Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacment Center Joint Commission

Meet Our Patients

You’ve heard from us; now hear from our patients! Watch the stories of two individuals who got back to the activities they love, faster, with the help of Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute.

Physicians with Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute

Looking for a top knee surgeon or hip surgeon? Look no further than Doylestown Health. Our expert team of orthopedic doctors is highly skilled and committed to delivering advanced joint pain treatment.

Physicians specializing in knee and hip joint replacement include:

  • Douglas N. Boylan, MD
  • Charles B. Burrows, MD
  • Robert W. Handy, MD
  • Jung Park, MD
  • Thomas H. Vikoren, MD
  • Peter Wang, MD

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