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Joint Replacement

Yakima Joint Replacement

When knee or hip pain limits your ability to do what you want to, it's time to consider joint replacement. Over the past 40 years, total joint replacement surgery has been proven to relieve severe knee or hip pain and restore function in the vast majority of patients. By replacing your diseased or injured joint with an artificial joint, replacement surgery can relieve your discomfort and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.

Yakima Orthopedic Services

At Virginia Mason Memorial, we have a unique program call Joint Advantage that incorporates a team approach to treatment following a patient from the time they elect to undergo joint surgery through rehabilitation.

What Is Joint Advantage?

Joint Advantage is designed around a national best-practice "well-model" for joint replacements, blending patient education innovative pain management and a progressive rehabilitation process to provide exceptional outcomes that have most people walking out of the hospital in two to three days.

In choosing the Joint Advantage program at Virginia Mason Memorial, you have selected the most experienced orthopedic team in this region. This team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, specialty-trained orthopedic nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, and dietitians whose goal is to help you return to a full, active life.

We perform over 600 successful joint procedures each year including over 90% of all total joint replacement in the region. Over 12% of Virginia Mason Memorial's orthopedic patients chose to travel from outside Yakima County for their procedure. From beginning to end, we coordinate your care among the hospital and your orthopedic and primary care physician rehabilitation.

The Virginina Mason Memorial Joint Advantage program adheres to the highest national standards, and has one of the lowest rates of surgery complications in the U.S.

Learn more about Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement surgery is one of the most common and successful operations in modern orthopedic surgery. It involves replacing a destroyed or diseased joint with an artificial joint. In knee or hip replacement surgery, the artificial joint is made out of metal and plastic. Joint replacement in the hand usually uses silicone rubber or the patient's own tissues,such as a portion of the tendon, to form the new joint.

New advances in prostheses design, surgical techniques, pain control, and rehabilitation make joint replacement surgery more successful than ever. Advances in surgery currently allow doctors to use techniques that leave smaller scars, require shorter hospital stays and allow patients to recover faster. Both traditional and minimally invasive approaches to hip and knee replacement surgery are available. These techniques include:

  • Computerized navigation for proper joint alignment
  • Individualized joint implant selection, such as gender specific
  • Anterior and posterior surgical approaches for hip replacement

The type of surgery you have will be recommended by your physician based on your needs.

Learn more about joint replacement visit our Health Information Library.

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COVID-19 Evaluation Clinic: Our Creekside HealthyNow location is now a COVID-19 evaluation clinic. If you have cough and fever, please schedule your visit at our Creekside Location. Please list your symptoms in the reason for visit so our team is better prepared to assist you.

This location completes an evaluation to determine if you're a candidate for COVID testing. Learn more »

COVID-19 Virginia Mason Memorial Press Conference March 21

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions Poster

Latest News

Staff Recruitment: Our Physician and Provider recruiting efforts have been modified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, we are scheduling phone calls with interested candidates, but site visits are not allowed. Also, we will not be extending contracts during the acute phase of the COVID-19 response. Please know how much we appreciate your interest in us and how much we hope to have the opportunity to consider you further for a role with VMM.

Please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org to schedule a phone call with one of our recruiters.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

For prayers and spiritual care requests please email CurtisMcFarland@yvmh.org

Tele-Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Virtual Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Elective surgeries: Based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Mason Memorial is postponing elective surgeries and procedures.

Visitors to the Family Birthplace: In another protective measure, the hospital is also further limiting visitors to the Family Birth Place. Women in labor may have two visitors until the baby arrives. After the birth there may be only one visitor.

Hospital Lab Services: All out-patient lab services - including newborn screens and bilirubin collections - will now be provided at Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

Hospital pharmacy: Beginning Thursday, March 19, the hospital pharmacy is closed to the public for the duration of the pandemic. The public may choose to have those prescriptions transferred to VMM's Pharmacy at Creekside or the pharmacy of their choice. The Pharmacy at Creekside, 4003 Creekside Loop, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers walk-in or drive-through options for pickup.

Farmacia del Hospital: A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, la farmacia del hospital estará cerrada al público mientras dure la pandemia. El público puede escoger si quiere que sus recetas sean transferidas a la otra farmacia de Virginia Mason Memorial, localizada en la clínica Cornerstone o también puede elegir cualquier otra farmacia de su preferencia. La clínica de Cornerstone, está localizada en el 4003 Creekside Loop. En esta farmacia se puede recoger la medicina por la ventana y/o adentro de la clínica.

Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. y sábado y domingo de las 8:00 a.m. a las 4:30 pm