Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

Skip to Main Content

Joint Pain

Maximize Your Quality of Life

Persistent joint pain can make the simplest of activities difficult to impossible. Don’t be held back by pain in your knee, hip, shoulder, or other joints — the doctors at Valley Baptist Medical Center can help. Our orthopedic specialists can help to diagnose and treat your condition through physical therapy, medication and surgery, when needed.

Joint Replacement

If surgery is needed, then you’ve come to the right place. People from all over the Rio Grande Valley — and beyond — come to Valley Baptist for joint replacement surgery.

We offer:

  • Advanced joint replacement techniques, including anterior total hip arthroplasty replacement that is less invasive, helping to reduce complications and provide a quicker recovery
  • Our Brownsville location was the first hospital in Cameron county to offer Navio partial knee replacement
  • Three laminar airflow rooms and a special air-scrubbing system that greatly reduces your risk of infection
  • Our knee and hip replacement surgeries at Valley Baptist in Harlingen have been awarded the “gold seal of approval” from The Joint Commission, meaning we use best practice processed aligned with scientifically proven guidelines
  • A specially equipped orthopedics floor in Harlingen with 39 large, private rooms staffed by nurses
  • Overhead trapezes and bars to help you get in and out of bed
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation programs
  • “Joint Camp” classes to educate you prior to surgery and prepare you for your hospital stay

Joint Club

The Joint Club is a unique Valley Baptist support system for patients who are undergoing joint replacement surgery. We believe that going through the process with others helps patients recover faster and easier.

Club members:

  • Learn about recovery
  • View videos (English and Spanish available) to help guide them through the process of joint replacement, from preparing for the surgery, through recovery and rehabilitation
  • Participate in rehab together with our team of physical therapists

Valley Baptist has produced a booklet and DVD that explain what to do before your surgery, and what to expect afterwards. They cover:

  • Pre-surgery preparations
  • After-surgery care
  • Medications
  • Special dietary needs
  • Preventive measures to avoid injuries
  • Exercises you can do during rehabilitation

We will give you the book or the DVD (or both) at Joint Camp. At the same time, you’ll begin to review your plan of care while in the hospital and once you’ve returned home. At Valley Baptist, we’re dedicated to making your joint replacement surgery as easy as possible.

Find an Orthopedic Specialist

Fill out a contact form and we’ll call you to refer a doctor.

More Information