Get back to living with less joint pain

We are here with you – we’re not going anywhere. You can still get the personalized joint replacement care you need, when you need it at Ascension St. Vincent's in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Joint care personalized for you

Age, arthritis and injury are all possible reasons for joint pain. Living with joint pain can stop you from enjoying the things you love. That's why our orthopedic specialists and care teams take the time to listen and understand you and your joint pain. By working with you, together we'll create a personalized plan that's right for you.    

Our 
orthopedic nurse navigators understand your care needs and are here to help you throughout your joint replacement journey. Our care team is here for you for doctor visits before your surgery, during surgery and through your recovery. We help manage your pain, and help you walk and move after surgery. We'll teach you exercises and show you how to care for your surgical incision. You and your family will learn about care at home after surgery. We are with you every step of the way.

Take the next step toward living with less joint pain

First, talk with your doctor and schedule your joint replacement surgery. Then, our joint care team at Ascension St. Vincent’s Joint Camp will help you learn how to get ready for your surgery. You will also learn what to expect from orthopedic surgery and therapy. We’ll discuss exercises, physical therapy, what to expect after you are home, and more.

Ascension St. Vincent’s Joint Camp seminars are held regularly each week. All are welcome to attend at any time. 

Talk to the orthopedic specialists at Ascension St. Vincent’s

At Ascension St. Vincent’s, we take a personalized approach to orthopedic care. We give you the information you need to know before your joint replacement or revision surgery, including how to prepare and exercises to do.  

In Birmingham, Alabama, Ascension St. Vincent’s is recognized as a “Center of Excellence” for robotic-assisted joint replacement surgeries. Our experienced orthopedic specialists use the latest imaging technologies and surgical techniques. Many of our patients report a higher level of function and better pain control. To help you recover at home after surgery, we have physical and occupational therapies. Our specialized rehabilitation program can help restore and improve function, and can help you can get back to doing the things you love. 

Getting the right care at the right time is critical for your health. Find a doctor and ask if a virtual or telehealth visit is available for your first visit. 

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Is it time to consider joint replacement surgery?

Shoulder, knee and hip pain can keep you from the simple things in life, such as climbing the stairs, walking outdoors on a beautiful day, or spending time with family and friends. Keeping up with daily tasks can be difficult when you have joint pain that stops you from moving.

If your joint pain is affecting your daily life, it may be time to think about shoulder, knee or hip replacement surgery.

Does your joint pain:

  • Keep you awake at night?
  • Cause you to limp when you walk?
  • Make you feel stiff and swollen?
  • Cause you to fall? How often?

If yes, joint replacement surgery may be right for you.

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Larry's Journey
Larry is an astronaut, avid bowler, and ultra-competitor. When he had a knee replacement at Ascension St. Vincent's in Birmingham, he recovered like a champ. 

Life after joint replacement

Brenda's Journey
Brenda was having trouble getting through the grocery store without resting before her double knee replacement put her back on her bicycle and back to her regular activity. 

How to get a second opinion for joint replacement 

Whether you’re dealing with joint pain or you're considering joint replacement surgery, there’s a lot to think about. If you’re looking for a second opinion, orthopedic specialists at Ascension St. Vincent's are here for you.

We can help match you with the right orthopedic doctor or surgeon. Ask if a virtual or telehealth visit is available for your second opinion appointment. 

Before your appointment, you should check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. Ascension St. Vincent's can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.

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Yvette's Journey
Yvette's knee pain was excruciating and kept her from enjoying her daily activities. Her total knee replacement gave her relief from pain and strength to get back in the kitchen, making delicious treats for family and friends. 

Betty's Journey
Betty has a passion for sewing, making beautiful clothing and gowns. Rotator cuff surgery allowed her to sew again without pain. 

Alan's Journey
A family vacation made it obvious to Alan that he needed joint replacement surgery if he wanted to continue to be able to fully enjoy spending time with his grandchildren.

Frequently asked questions

What conditions or injuries does an orthopedic doctor treat? 
When your bones and joints hurt, even life’s simplest movements can feel difficult. Our orthopedic specialists treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries so you can get back to living your life with less pain. Our care teams can help treat arthritis, bone fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, dislocated joints and painful swelling, elbow pain, ganglion cysts and painful swelling, nerve pain and muscle weakness, sprains, tendon conditions, trigger finger, sports medicine injuries and more.

   
What treatment options are there for orthopedic pain?
Our orthopedic doctors and care teams work with you to create a comprehensive care plan for your specific condition and needs. They utilize a range of care options from nonsurgical options to same-day surgery and minimally invasive procedures to advanced surgical techniques. Because each patient’s journey and time to heal are different, we can also provide personalized physical therapy plans. 


What follow-up services are available for orthopedic injuries? 
Our orthopedic care teams address more than the injury. We provide a wide range of services, including pain management, orthopedic braces and aids, home health care, and rehabilitation therapy. 


What are reasons for joint pain? 
Age, arthritis and injury are all possible reasons for joint pain. Our orthopedic specialists and care teams take the time to listen and understand you and your joint pain. From there, they work with you on a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you. 


How are sport injuries treated? 
Our sports medicine doctors and care teams will work with you to design a comprehensive care plan for your specific injury and needs. Your care plan may include a combination of medical treatments, sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, performance psychology and nutrition counseling. When surgery is needed, we provide outpatient minimally invasive procedures, as well as advanced surgical options.

Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care is safe care. At Ascension St. Vincent's, our commitment is to keep you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, doctor’s offices and outpatient centers. We have strong safety precautions in place--such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, treating patients who are ill at separate sites of care, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. We are fully prepared for your safety when you're in our care.

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Take full advantage of your healthcare benefits before the end of the year. Talk to your doctor about joint replacement. Schedule end of year care