Donate to Joint Replacement Surgery Research, Patient Care and Education
Nearly one million joint replacement surgeries will be performed in the United States in 2019. The two most popular forms of joint replacement are hip and knee replacements. Lifestyle impacts the health of the joints, and obesity, repetitive motion and injury are the three leading causes of lifestyle-related joint problems. Infections, bone degeneration, advancing age and arthritis also can result in the need for joint replacements. When you make a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will help physician-scientists at Northwestern Medicine to continue to conduct clinical trials and research designed to advance the treatment options for people in need of total or partial joint replacement surgery.
Northwestern Medicine’s multidisciplinary Joint Replacement team includes orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, highly trained nurses and other care providers, who work together to diagnose and treat damaged joints. Depending on the severity of the joint damage, and the extent of the symptoms that a patient is experiencing, various treatments–ranging from physical therapy to surgery for the insertion of a prosthetic joint–may be prescribed.
Joint Replacement Surgery Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
Within a few months of successful joint replacement surgery, 90 percent of patients experience substantial relief of their joint pain, and they begin to fully regain their quality of life and overall health. Your contribution to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will make a great difference in the health, lives and futures of the many patients who seek care for significant joint problems at Northwestern Medicine.