For people who make the decision to have joint replacement, their main concern is their recovery and a more mobile life. “Joint center care” is an emerging concept in joint rehabilitation designed to prepare patients for this process from the first night in the hospital to the care needed at home. The main goal of this type of program is to help patients return home to a normal life of activity.
Worldwide, osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease. The effects of the disease can be significant in elderly persons, who face potential loss of independence and requiring help with daily living activities.
Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in joints wears down over time. It has traditionally been classified as a non-inflammatory arthritis, but evidence shows that inflammation occurs as a result of the cartilage damage. While osteoarthritis worsens over time, treatment can relieve pain and help you remain active.