Patient Education Resources 

This website of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has articles, videos and resources covering all aspects of bone and joint health.

What to Expect from Total Knee Replacement Surgery

This procedure restores function to a severely damaged knee. Most commonly, it is used to repair a knee that has been damaged by arthritis. During the procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with artificial parts. These parts consist of a metal femoral component, a metal tibial component and a plastic spacer. A small plastic patellar component may also be used. In preparation for the procedure, anesthesia is administered and the patient is positioned.  Read More

What to Expect from Total Hip Replacement Surgery

During this procedure, your damaged hip joint is replaced with implants that recreate the ball and socket of a healthy hip. This can reduce pain and restore your hip function. In preparation for the procedure, you are anesthetized. The surgeon creates an incision to expose your hip joint. The damaged head of your femur is removed. The surgeon carefully removes damaged cartilage and bone from your hip socket. A metal socket is placed into the cavity. Read More

Total Joint Replacement Education

At Optim, our mission is to serve our patients with compassionate, quality care that is convenient, efficient and cost effective. Our vision is to be exceptional as your trusted partner and your best choice for health care.┬áBefore your joint replacement surgery we offer a FREE joint replacement educational session at Optim Surgery Center and Optim Medical Center-Tattnall. Download our Joint Venture Guide – Optim Medical Center-Tattnall < or > Joint Venture Guide – Optim Surgery Center