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Joint replacement

Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Ankle

Our comprehensive joint replacement program is designed to give patients comfort and peace of mind. We specialize in joint replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle. The program provides patients with every luxury and advantage of the busiest and best joint centers in the country. We utilize state of the art equipment and a multi-modal pain management program. Our comprehensive therapy protocols will ensure that every patient receives top notch care and get on the right track to getting their life back. Dr. Wind has completed a one year fellowship training with nationally recognized physicians at Carilion Clinic.

If you experience pain that limits your ability to do the things that you love, then you could be a candidate for a join replacement. Just let us know when you are ready!

What you can expect 

  • Patients will attend a “Joint University” class to get a clear understanding of their condition, their procedure and their recovery.
  • We utilize special protocols to help fight nausea after surgery.
  • You will be out of bed walking on your new joint the same day.
  • You will spend 1-2 days in the hospital. (The national average is over 4 days.)

On the Cutting Edge of Technology

  • We use the Hana table, large and mini c-arms, computer navigation, and other patient specific instruments.
  • We have the ability to make specific instruments based on a CT or MRI scan. This helps to improve alignment of the leg in knee replacement and restores leg length with total hip replacement.
  • Wind trained with the Dr. Moskal of Carilion Clinic, one of the foremost centers in the country for computer-assisted surgery.

Infection Prevention

Preventing infection during and after surgery is one of our top priorities to ensure that patients recover as quickly as possible from surgery. We utilize special protocols to prevent infections.

  • The operating team wears a “space suit” to prevent contamination
  • Antibiotic regimens
  • Strict attention to sterilization and cleanliness
  • Betadine lavage

Fighting Blood Clots

We take an active role to ensure that patients do not develop blood clots after surgery. Measures taken to fight blood clots include:

A specialized therapy program designed by Dr. Wind

  • Regional anesthesia
  • Compression stockings
  • Foot pumps
  • Chemical prophylaxis

Decreasing Blood Loss

With the help of Tranexamic acid we can reduce blood loss during and after surgery. This revolutionary drug drops the rate of transfusion down to 2-3%. Dr. Wind has extensive knowledge and experience with the drug, and has even authored a landmark paper on the subject.

Shoulder replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery is a procedure for treating severe pain and stiffness of the shoulder joint. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and restore function and strength.

Conditions which contribute to shoulder pain and disability include:

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Severe shoulder fractures

Patients should consider shoulder replacement surgery when extreme pain prevents them from doing simple daily activities and they have failed to respond to more conservative measures. During surgery, the humeral head (joint ball) and the glenoid (socket) are replaced. Thanks to improved surgical, anesthetic, and rehabilitation techniques, this is a very successful surgery.

Reverse shoulder replacement is another option for patients who have:

  • Completely torn rotator cuffs with severe arm weakness
  • The effects of severe arthritis and rotator cuff tearing (cuff tear arthropathy)
  • Had a previous shoulder replacement that failed

For these patients a conventional shoulder replacement can still leave them with pain and prevent them from being able to lift their arm up past a 90 degree angle. To correct this condition, reverse shoulder replacement allows patients to use the deltoid muscle instead of the torn rotator cuff to lift the arm. This is achieved by attaching the metal ball to the shoulder bone and the plastic socket is attached to the upper arm bone.

Shoulder joint replacement surgery allows patients to experience an improved quality of life with less pain, improved motion and strength, and better function of the shoulder.

Hip replacement

Anterior hip replacement is used to treat advanced arthritis of the hip that causes hip pain, stiffness and limited motion. This method differs from traditional hip replacements by allowing the surgeon to access the hip joint without the need of cutting important muscles.

There are many benefits of anterior hip replacement including:

  • The most minimally invasive hip replacement option
  • No cutting of the muscles
  • No limping
  • Utilizes a smaller incision
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay (more than 50% of patients go home less than 24 hours after surgery)
  • No movement restrictions
  • Lower dislocation rate
  • Exact restoration of leg length and offset

If needed, changes can be made while patient is still in operating room

Who is a candidate for anterior hip replacement?

Most patients are a good candidate, for a well trained surgeon.

Knee replacement

Knee replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve the pain associated with an arthritic knee joint. During the surgery, Dr. Wind will remove the diseased or damaged parts of the joint and insert artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

Knee replacement surgery is an option for patients who have failed to respond to more conservative methods and experience:

  • Severe pain that limits your everyday activities including walking, shopping, visiting friends, getting in and out of chair, gardening, etc.
  • Pain waking you at night
  • Deformity - either bowleg or knock knees
  • Stiffness

The surgery can help to restore function to joints and relieve pain, allowing you to return to the activities you enjoy.

Make an appointment

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (804) 443-8670. Our team will find a time that works for you and will be able to help answer any questions regarding your visit. If after hours, please call the physician-on-call at (804) 443-3311.

If you have an emergency, please call 911.