Joint Replacement

Joint replacement for relief of chronic pain

Advances in medical technology have made joint replacement therapy a highly effective option to treat chronic joint pain from arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases or injury. Yakima Regional’s comprehensive joint replacement program draws from the expertise of a multidisciplinary care team including orthopedic doctors, surgeons, pain management specialists and physical therapists. We offer the latest advancements in joint replacement surgery, including:

  • Total joint replacement for knees, hips, elbows and shoulders
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Minimally invasive options

State-of-the-art robotic technology for knee replacement

Yakima Regional’s surgeons can perform MAKOplasty® partial knee replacement using the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This innovative robotic surgical procedure offers a minimally invasive option to treat knee pain. During the surgery, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The digital tracking system constantly monitors and updates the patient’s anatomy and allows the surgeon to make real-time adjustments to optimize implant positioning and placement.

MAKOplasty offers a number of benefits over traditional knee replacement techniques, including:

  • Optimal implant positioning that results in a more natural knee motion.
  • Less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
  • As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.

Comprehensive care through recovery

Part of our comprehensive care includes preparing our patients properly before surgery, as well as helping them recover their mobility. You’ll know what to expect before, during and after surgery. Our orthopedic care professionals are focused on providing exceptional care from diagnosis through recovery.