Procedures & Treatments:
Total Joint Replacement Program

Orthopedic surgery, Non-surgical treatments & the 'Joint Effort' class

Many people are seeking an active life free from joint pain. Medications, braces, orthotics and exercise, or a combination of these, can sometimes be enough to manage the pain. However when pain becomes severe, persistent and progressive, and begins to limit your lifestyle, it’s time to check in with a doctor and ask about non-surgical as well as surgical options that may provide relief.

orthopedic surgery

Enloe's Total Joint Replacement Program offers the latest surgical techniques, providing tangible benefits to those who suffer from severe joint pain or dysfunction. For example, less-invasive surgical techniques enable a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery and rehabilitation.

  • Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery
    This technique for hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery is used with a smaller surgical incision, which usually avoids the need to cut or detach muscles or tendons.
  • Anterior approach to hip replacement surgery
    This approach to hip replacement surgery accesses the hip joint by entering through the front of the hip and going between the muscles. This is a less invasive procedure.
  • Patient-specific total knee replacement surgery
    This total knee replacement surgery technique uses MRI technology and pre-operative planning tools to create customized cuttings guides. The guides are tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy before surgery takes place.
  • Patient-specific partial knee replacement surgery
    This technique uses MRI technology and pre-operative planning tools to create customized cuttings guides for partial knee replacement procedure. Guides are tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy.
  • Total shoulder replacement surgery
    Total shoulder replacement surgery replaces the damaged cartilage. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, much like the hip joint. This surgery involves replacing the arthritic humeral head with an implant ball and resurfacing the glenoid (socket) with an implant socket.  
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement surgery
    Reverse total shoulder replacement surgery replaces the damaged bone and cartilage. It involves replacing the arthritic humeral head (ball) with a socket implant and resurfacing the glenoid (socket) with a ball implant. The surgery works better for people with a non-functioning rotator cuff.


Enloe's Total Joint Replacement program also offers non-surgical treatments.

  • Steroid injections
    Steroids decrease inflammation. They are often injected directly into joints to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout or other inflammatory diseases.
  • Viscosupplementation injections
    Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial (joint) fluid, is injected into the joint. This acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads.

Your Team

Meet the orthopedic surgeons and the physician assistants of the Enloe Total Joint Replacement Program who work as a team to provide comprehensive care for patients.

A Joint Effort: A class to prepare for your orthopedic surgery

This class helps patients prepare for total joint replacement surgery. Learn what to expect during the hospital visit and how to participate in the recovery process. Ask questions of medical professionals and meet others who will be having the same surgery. Spouses, relatives or friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Your Comfort

At Enloe Medical Center, we are committed to creating a nurturing environment where patients are surrounded by caring staff and supported with resources that promote healing of the body, mind and spirit. For you comfort we offer:

  • A Surgery Center with dedicated orthopedic operating rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, and a separate street entrance, reception area and lounge.
  • Private patient rooms on our Surgical Care Unit with accommodations for orthopedic surgery patients
  • Inpatient physicial therapy and outpatient physical therapy services for joint replacement patients at our Rehabilitation Center.

Blue Distinction Center+ Designation

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California have named Enloe Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ in knee and Hip Replacement.

The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care. The criteria for designation recently expanded to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost-efficiency
measures. Learn more.


Total Joint Replacement Program at Enloe Medical Center
1531 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
Information: (530) 332-5446
Find a Doctor: Call 1-877-Enloe-MD (1-877-365-6363) 24/7 or visit our online directory to find an orthopedic surgeon.


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