Personalized Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Care
The Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute operates under the orthopedic philosophy that a well-educated patient can assist in optimizing the results of their joint replacement. We assess our patient’s health as a whole entity, focusing not only on their physical status but their mental and emotional health as well. Our company believes in the benefits of equipping patients with thorough knowledge of our joint replacement procedures, which they can then use to optimize their wellness and post-operative results. This includes potential risks or complications, what their individual road to recovery will look like, and what kind of realistic expectations they can have about post-op life. Beyond that, we introduce each of our patients to a Personal Patient Concierge (PPC), or someone they can be in constant contact with throughout the process to confidently express any questions or concerns they may be experiencing. Download Whole Health’s new patient joint replacement packet today and schedule your consultation to discuss whether a total joint replacement may be right for you.
Direct Anterior Hip Replacements
The team at Whole Health specializes in direct anterior, or minimally invasive, total hip replacements. During this procedure, the incision and surgical dissection is made in an area that is 100% respectful to normal patient anatomy, where there are no muscles or tendons that are cut and significantly less tissue damage and blood loss, resulting in a significantly faster recovery. This is partially due to the fact that post-operative physical therapy is not typically required when recovering from a direct anterior hip replacement. Whole Health has completed over 2,500 of these minimally invasive hip replacement procedures and counting. (On average, we complete 1,200 joint replacements a year, as opposed to 300-800 a year averaged by other local hospitals).
Direct anterior hip replacements are known for their excellent leg length restoration and success in proper component placement. Whole Health employs an expert team – from surgeons and anesthesiologists to pre-op nurses, post-op nurses, and beyond – with the knowledge and experience necessary to make your direct anterior hip replacement a success. No primary care referral? No problem. We take it upon ourselves to assess the physical and mental preparations necessary for each of our patients, educating them thoroughly about any given surgical procedure. We believe this knowledge can lead to positive lifestyle choices and changes in behavior that can optimize the results of each operation we perform.
Potential Risks & Complications for Joint Replacement Surgeries
Being prepared for hip, knee, or shoulder replacement requires physical, mental, and emotional readiness. Although pain after surgery is an anticipated reality, it’s important to keep in mind that this is surgical pain/soreness; it is temporary and should resolve with time. Patients may also experience:
- Nausea / Vomiting
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Lightheadedness / Dizziness
Today, physicians and other clinicians have gotten very good at anticipating this pain and treating it before it even occurs. Whole Health utilizes a state-of-the-art pain protocol to keep patients feeling better than before.
With all joint replacements, it is necessary to understand the potential risks as they are part of the informed consent process. Some of these complications may include:
- Blood clot
- Damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments & nerves
- Clicking / popping
- Failure of procedure
- Need for revision surgery
- Implant wear/failure
- Reactions to medications or anesthesia
The Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute is here to keep you from becoming overwhelmed by these risks. Feel free to contact us today with any additional questions you may have.
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Had hip replacement surgery today… back home and feeling great. Very grateful to have someone of this caliber in Crawford County. From the check in person to Dr. Molli I cannot thank you all enough for your excellent care!
Dr. Frndak is an amazing surgeon, caring, and devoted to his patients. My first experience with him was in 1994, when, as a new surgeon, he re-replaced my total knee , and most recently, in October of 2019, when he replaced my husband’s hip. I have the utmost faith in him and his skills, and can’t recommend him enough.
My father had a wonderful experience with Dr. Molli and staff! He came out of surgery and was very grateful for how well he was cared for and respected as a patient!! Highly recommend this team!! Thank you for all you do for our community!
My dad went in December 30 for a total knee replacement. February 14th he turned 85 and is back at full movement and extremely happy with the results. Thank you Dr. Molli and your staff for a job well done and helping to keep our dad active.
I am so thankful Meadville has such a highly qualified orthopedic surgeon such as Dr. Frndak. I didn’t have to do any searching for a surgeon as he has a great reputation in Meadville and “word of mouth” sometimes says it all! I wouldn’t trust any other to perform my two hip replacements, and in the near future; I will be having both knees replaced. He did a wonderful job with my hip replacements although mine weren’t “typical” hip replacement as I had Congenital Hip Dysplasia with my hip sockets not fully formed. He did a wonderful job in getting the hips in line and where they should be. His medical knowledge and ethics make him an awesome physician. There is no need to go out of town to have any joint replacements.
Patient of Dr. Philip Frndak
I had my partial knee replacement surgery 2/26/20. They give you so much information and you really learn about the procedure before surgery. They provide you with medications that are thorough for every aspect of your healing process. I feel like I was taken care from the beginning (pre-op), surgery and after care. It was an odd time during the quarantine but I knew they were just a phone call away. I cannot say enough about what a positive experience this was. I’m feeling good and looking forward to getting stronger. Such a great feeling of finally being out of constant pain. Thank you Dr. Molli and crew. I’m so happy with you all! I’m getting my life back and it’s a wonderful feeling. Thank you so much.
I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying my new knees, I am able to go on long walks and be active in other ways with NO PAIN! You did a super job!
My partial knee surgery and recovery were MADE EASY because of you! Thank you for being the BEST!
He put my mind at ease and I never once doubted anything he said. He was so good to me and I have had terrific results because of him. Thank God I investigated before I had the surgery because I feel I got the very best doctor and because of my good outcome many, many people I know have gone to him for surgery or advice. Thank you Dr. Frndak!
Patient of Dr. Philip Frndak
Thank you for the excellent surgery you did for me. I am now ENJOYING my life again. Splash Lagoon and Disney trips are planned soon!