Orthopedic Surgery

If you experience intense pain in your knees, hips, and shoulders, you may be a candidate for surgical joint replacement. North Idaho patients who suffer from arthritis or another injury are often able to get back to an active lifestyle through these common operations. In addition to innovative, modern approaches to orthopedic surgery, you’ll enjoy treatment in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, with private rooms and gourmet food. Our high staff-to-patient ratio of 1:3 for inpatient surgery and 1:1 for recovery help us give you a positive experience in joint replacement.

Joint Replacement In North Idaho Accomplished With Artificial Parts

Joint replacement at North Idaho’s Northwest Specialty Hospital takes place when either an entire damaged knee, shoulder, or hip is exchanged for a new artificial one, or a portion of the joint is replaced. Bones in your joints are connected by tissue, and cartilage covers the ends of the bones. When cartilage is replaced with artificial parts, usually made out of metal or plastic, bones are prevented from rubbing together. This rubbing is what causes pain and inflammation. Joint replacement in North Idaho patients usually lasts a decade or more.

Northwest Hospital Surgical Team Offers Personalized Care Before And After Surgery

Board-certified orthopedists perform surgical joint replacement in North Idaho at Northwest Specialty Hospital. Patients are usually encouraged to use their knee, shoulder, or hip shortly after the operation. Physical therapy and exercise are crucial to full recovery after joint replacement. In North Idaho, our orthopedic team will listen to your concerns and educate you as to what to expect before and after your procedure in order to make sure you have a personalized experience.

For more information about joint replacement in North Idaho at Northwest Specialty Hospital, please call us at 208-262-2300 to book an orthopedic consultation. We look forward to meeting you and working with you to help reduce your pain and increase your ability to move more comfortably.