With a great deal of assistance from the corporations who produce hip and knee prosthetics (artificial joints), such as Zimmer and Stryker, our orthopedic surgery teams perform hip and knee replacement surgery in the hospitals. The typical patient is the fifty-five-year-old mother who had arthritis of a knee so severe that she was unable to walk. The new knee our orthopedic team provided her the ability to carry on activities of daily living and return to caring for her family rather than being a liability to it. Such a life is changed for years or decades.
In the Roberto Clemente Clinic, our orthopedic team evaluates patients the broad spectrum of orthopedic problems. The most common procedure they perform is steroid injection, which provides near immediate relief of painful joints.