Lifetime hip and knee guarantee
Offering hip replacement and knee replacement surgery that’s guaranteed for life, only at Geisinger
What is the Geisinger lifetime hip and knee guarantee?
In 2018, Geisinger made medical history by becoming the first health system to offer a lifetime guarantee for total hip replacements, in partnership with Medacta. After the success of launching the lifetime hip guarantee, we’re thrilled to extend the same service to our lifetime knee guarantee.
A global leader in orthopaedic medical devices, Medacta trains surgeons–including those at Geisinger–in surgery techniques and the use of their specially-designed hip and knee implants for minimally-invasive surgeries.
When you receive a hip or knee replacement at Geisinger, we’ll stand behind your surgery for a lifetime. This means that if you need any follow-up care related to your surgery, Geisinger and Medacta International will stand behind the full cost of care, as long as you remain in the care of a Geisinger provider and are a Geisinger Health Plan member.
Geisinger offers three procedures using this method of joint pain treatment:
- ProvenCare® lifetime total hip surgery uses a Medacta hip joint to replace your hip and our ProvenCare, minimally-invasive surgery method to reduce your recovery time and need for pain medications.
- ProvenCare lifetime knee surgery uses a Medacta knee joint to replace your knee(s) and our ProvenCare, minimally-invasive surgery method to reduce your recovery time and need for pain medications.
- ProvenCare lifetime revision knee surgery uses a Medacta knee joint to replace your knee(s) and our ProvenCare, minimally-invasive surgery method to reduce your recovery time and need for pain medications. Geisinger will perform a revision surgery if you’ve had a previous knee replacement surgery that has failed, even if it was performed elsewhere or with joints from other manufacturers.
The joint replacements we use in both procedures are specifically designed for minimally-invasive surgery—which means faster recovery, less pain and better healing.
Who is a candidate for hip and knee replacement surgery?If you’ve been experiencing chronic joint pain or limited mobility, you may be eligible for lifetime hip or lifetime knee surgery at Geisinger. The first step to learning if you’re a candidate is by scheduling a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists.
When you come to Geisinger for hip or knee pain, you’ll work with our orthopaedic specialists to explore both surgical and non-surgical options to best meet your needs. If those options lead to surgery, our skilled orthopaedic specialists can determine whether you are a candidate for a ProvenCare lifetime-guaranteed hip or knee replacement. You can also see a Geisinger orthopaedic specialist for a second opinion.
Our ProvenCare model of joint replacement surgery uses minimally-invasive techniques to help relieve pain, restore mobility and help you return to an active lifestyle faster.
Localized joint replacement surgery in PA
Geisinger offers unmatched expertise. Our highly-trained orthopedic specialists, many of whom are fellowship trained, treat thousands of patients for joint pain every year, performing equally as many joint replacement surgeries with exceptional results.
Lifetime hip and lifetime knee surgeries are performed at:
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
1000 E Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Geisinger Community Medical Center
1800 Mulberry St.
Scranton, PA 18510
Geisinger Medical Center
100 N. Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822
Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital
4200 Hospital Road
Coal Township, PA 17866