Welcome to Bakersfield Heart Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program. You may not be aware of it, but over half a million people in the United States alone undergo joint replacement procedures, the most common of which are hip and knee. At Bakersfield Heart Hospital we perform hundreds of knee and hip surgeries a year. Our focus is on improving the quality of our patients’ lives by enabling pain-free movement and, hopefully, a successful return to the activities they once enjoyed.
About Joint Replacement Surgery
If you are considering joint replacement of the hip or knee, you should know that this surgical procedure removes and replaces an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial one (called a prosthesis). This kind of procedure is only considered after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain or disability. Bakersfield Heart Hospital is committed to getting our patients back on their feet quickly and for that reason we offer whenever possible, less invasive joint replacement procedures that preserve as much bone as possible so recovery is quicker and patients have a more natural feel when moving their joints.