orthopedic care

Multiple Joint Replacement

Orthopedic Services at Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) offers multiple total joint replacement surgery for people who require replacement of both knee and/or hip joints. The advantages of this option are many, including:

  • Preparation for and recovery from only one surgery instead of two, resulting in a typically lower overall complication rate.
  • A shorter medical center stay and lower total cost than if replacements are performed separately.

Candidates for Multiple Joint Replacement

The ideal candidate for multiple joint replacement should meet the following criteria:

  • Good physical condition.
  • No cardiac, pulmonary or vascular diseases.
  • Severe pain in both joints that interferes with the activities of daily living.
  • Signs of joint damage on x-rays of both joints.

For a referral to an AHGL orthopedic physician who can help determine if multiple joint replacement is right for you, call (818) 409-8000.