Your procedure will be performed at The Joint Center at Grand View Health—a unit that’s dedicated to just joint replacement patients. Our respected team of highly trained board-certified orthopaedic surgeons from Upper Bucks Orthopaedics at Grand View Health work with specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians who will help you get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible.
Our state-of-the-art technology means a quicker recovery, increased mobility and excellent outcomes for our patients. And with improvements in surgical techniques, pain management and pre- and post-op care, it’s now common for most patients to go home from the hospital after just one or two days.
We offer a wide range of advanced joint replacement technology and procedures including hip, knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow replacements, along with sports injury, concussion management and spinal procedures.
Joint replacement has enabled me to enjoy my life free of the pain of arthritis. I have always been a high energy, active person but faced arthritis as an adult. I was a patient of Dr. Paul Weidner’s for many years before scheduling my first hip joint replacement in 2004 at the age of 49, following several years of anti inflammatory medications and painful walking. When I asked Dr. Weidner how I’ll know when it is time for me to consider surgery he responded, “You will know it’s time when you can no longer do the things you love to do in life.” Pain increased as I delayed the inevitable. Without question, I chose to have my surgery at the Joint Center at GVH.
I traveled to Grand View in the early morning darkness one snowy January day for my surgery, fearful and dragging my heels. Upon my arrival, I was surrounded by warm and friendly caregivers and nurses who put me at ease. Surgery and recuperation were uneventful and I was shortly “on the road again”, living my normal life, doing the things I loved to do and anticipating our first grandchild.
Shortly before my 60th birthday, Dr. Weidner replaced my right knee at the GVH Joint Center. Kathy, my Home Care Physical Therapist, helped me reach my goal of playing on the floor with my grandchildren. Four months after knee surgery I was biking 24 miles on Perkiomenville Bike Trail with my daughter, climbing Spruce Mountain, and slalom skiing on the river with our family.
In 2017, a birth anomaly caused pain day and night in my right hip. Having great trust in my Ortho team, I made an appointment without delay as my husband and I planned to travel with friends in October. Travel would not have been possible with the pain I was experiencing, and X-rays confirmed the condition of the joint had deteriorated. One day after my anterior hip replacement, I was home. Four weeks after surgery I resumed my volunteer activity leading the Deep Water Aquatics class at the YMCA. Eight weeks later my husband and I were traveling in Turkey and Greece. The pace was swift and the terrain was tough, but I travelled pain-free.
I am now able to do the things I love to do in life pain-free. Swimming, biking, hiking, rollerblading, and water skiing are a few of the sports I love. I treasure the ability to garden, travel, volunteer, entertaining and being with our 12 grandchildren. Surgery and recuperation is “not a walk in the park”. However, I am thankful to live in a day when joints can be replaced and mobility restored. I am thankful to live in a community that has a great hospital, staffed by kind and caring, experienced professionals.
Thank you Janice Hunsberger, Joint Center Coordinator, and all the caregivers at the nationally recognized Grand View Health Joint Center.