Joint Replacement Procedures
Joint replacement surgery is a highly effective way of eliminating joint pain, correcting a deformity, and helping improve the patient’s mobility (movement). Joint replacement surgical techniques are being perfected every day and new approaches to joint replacement can minimize hospital stay, discomfort from large incisions and help you heal quicker. New approaches to joint replacement minimize down time for the patient and offer a significant reduction in pain almost immediately. The most common types of joint replacement are:
Conditions such as osteoarthritis can cause pain and disability within the shoulder joint. The pain and decreased range of motion may lead a patient to consider shoulder replacement surgery. The typical shoulder replacement involves replacing the arthritic joint surfaces with a prosthesis.
If your knee pain is limiting your daily activities, including walking, climbing stairs and limiting your ability to drive, it may be time to consider knee replacement. Numerous patients experience dramatic reduction of knee pain and significant improvement in the ability to perform the common activities of daily living.
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is also one of the major weight bearing joints in the body. Osteoarthritis is age related wear and tear of the cartilage, ligaments and tendons within the ball and socket joint. Hip replacement surgery removes the damaged bone and cartilage and replaces it with a state-of-the-art prosthesis.