Memorial City is a leader in orthopedic care, delivering effective, long-term treatment solutions to improve quality of life for each patient.
Our Joint Replacement Program provides the latest minimally invasive techniques for knee, hip and shoulder replacement. Performing more than 900 joint replacements each year, our program is the largest in the Memorial Hermann system and ranks among the top providers in the country for orthopedic patient satisfaction.
Surgeons affiliated with our Joint Replacement Program, both private and though our academic affiliation with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, are leaders in minimally invasive and computer assisted joint replacement surgery. And now we offer the MAKO® robot, a new technology used for partial hip and knee replacements.
Technology is advancing - computer assisted surgery, surgical navigation, robotics - and Memorial Hermann is on the forefront using these procedures and participating in early investigational studies for new technologies.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center offers state-of-the-art surgical instrumentation, as well as the latest and most innovative surgical techniques to maximize the benefits of MIS. MIS techniques return our patients to their original quality of life sooner. Compared to traditional surgical techniques that require an 8- to 10-inch incision, MIS techniques require only a 3- to 4-inch incision.
Minimally invasive procedures offer patients these additional benefits:
- Less trauma to surrounding muscles, tissue and tendons
- Less pain and bleeding
- Quicker recovery
- Shorter hospital stays
Computer Assisted Surgery
Computer-assisted surgery utilizes advanced technology that provides valuable information about the joint. During surgery, this information allows orthopedic surgeons to replace with the joint with increased accuracy and precision. The results are greater range of motion, stability and mobility, as well as less wear and tear on the implant.
MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing is a procedure in which the diseased part of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The surgeon also places an implant in the joint to allow the knee to move normally again. MAKOplasty is performed using RIO®, the Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. RIO provides three-dimensional modeling to help your surgeon plan the procedure. During surgery, the robotic system gives the surgeon real-time feedback.
Benefits of MAKOplasty include:
- Smaller incisions
- Shorter, or no, hospital stay
- Healthy bone and tissue preserved
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
- A more natural-feeling knee after surgery
Anterior Approach to Hip Surgery
Another leading-edge surgery performed at Memorial City is the anterior approach to hip replacement. Benefits of the anterior approach are less trauma to surrounding muscle structure that supports the joint, fewer post surgical precautions, much quicker recovery, much fewer activity restrictions, and shorter hospital stay.
In rehabilitation, patients work closely with physical and occupational therapists to achieve their functional goals and benefit from the latest rehabilitation therapies, including joint mobilization, soft-tissue mobilization/myofascial release, neuromuscular re-education, wound care, strengthening and endurance training, activities of daily living retraining, and fine-motor/ gross-motor coordination.
Memorial City's orthopedic medical team is responsive to patients' individual preferences, lifestyles and needs, and encourages patient involvement in treatment decisions.