Orthopedics

Riverside Total Joint Replacement Program

Riverside’s total joint replacement program is designed to provide you with the highest level of care and peace of mind, all with a focus on returning you to life and play. Our expert surgeons, the majority of whom are fellowship trained (meaning these select doctoral graduates spent an additional 1-3 years studying in their chosen field of medicine), offer patients a full range of surgical solutions for all joint replacement/musculoskeletal needs.

Riverside offers fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in the following total joint replacement areas:

When you visit with one of our surgeons, you can expect to be treated with kindness and respect in accordance with our mission statement: “To care for others as we would care for those we love.” You can then also expect to receive a full diagnosis derived from on-site diagnostic tools utilizing the latest technology, from x-rays to ultrasounds, CT scans to MRIs, coupled with your surgeon’s expertise.

Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacement

Knee or hip replacement surgery removes a diseased knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. These implants are made to resist corrosion, degradation and wear. Joint replacement is typically used for people with severe joint damage from arthritis or an injury. Followed by rehabilitation, joint replacement can relieve pain, restore range of motion and mobility and in many cases lead to an overall increase in the quality of life.

 

Because your joint replacement is usually a scheduled surgery rather than an emergency, you'll have time to prepare for the surgery and recovery period. Riverside offers Joint University and other classes to help you get ready so you'll have a worry-free surgery and rehabilitation.

After your surgery, your mobility and flexibility will be severely limited while you are recovering. Planning ahead can save aggravation and keep you safe. Contact your surgeon's office to sign up for the free visit from the home health care nurse.

 

Your Riverside surgeon and staff will be happy to explain the hip or knee replacement procedure, the type of device being implanted, and what you should expect in terms of pain management, your rehabilitation center stay or the type of home assistance you will need. Don't hesitate to ask questions.

Joint replacement surgery

Because your joint replacement is usually a scheduled surgery rather than an emergency, you'll have time to prepare for the surgery and recovery period. One of the ways we provide care that is focused on you is by providing patient education. Research shows that patients have better health and fewer complications when they understand their health conditions and know what they can do to be healthier. Informed patients participate more fully in decisions about their health and in self-care.

Riverside offers a special education program called Joint University and other classes to help you get ready so you'll have a worry-free surgery and rehabilitation. Not all patients are enrolled in Joint University as it is procedure specific; ask your provider for more information.

Arthroscopic surgery

Riverside orthopedic surgeons often use a minimally invasive procedure called arthroscopic surgery. Many knee conditions can be treated using outpatient arthroscopic surgery, which has the advantage of allowing the surgeon to see inside the joint using a miniature video camera with an incision as small as a quarter of an inch.

If you have an orthopedic joint need of any degree, you'll find no better trained physicians and surgeons, supported by a dedicated team of nurses and physician assistants, anywhere in the Hampton Roads area.

Meet Dr Daniel Valaik

Total Hip Replacement with Dr Valaik

Total Knee with Dr. Valaik

Meet Dr. McLendon

Total Shoulder with Dr. McLendon