Joint replacement surgery has become a very successful procedure for the treatment of severe arthritis.
It involves the removal of the worn cartilage, bone spurs, and damaged tissue from both sides of the joint, followed by replacement with metal and plastic components that look and move much like your normal joint.
Joint replacements are some of the most impactful surgeries you can have. They can return you to the life you want to live. They are hailed as technological miracles that have come a long way since their introduction over 50 years ago. Recovery times are shorter, the replacements last longer, and the hospital stay has shortened to outpatient same-day surgery in many cases.
If nonsurgical treatments like medications, braces, and injections are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement surgery is safe and effective. It can relieve pain, correct bowing, improve motion, and help you get back to normal activities.
Surgical techniques have advanced to the point where most of our patients are able to go home the same day as their surgery. And in 2022 our surgeons will be adding robot-assisted knee replacement to the service we offer. Learn more.
Hip replacement is another very common procedure. It involves the removal of a damaged or diseased bone and cartilage from your hip joint and replacement with implants made of metal, ceramic, and plastic. Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.
First performed in 1960, hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful operations in all of medicine. Since 1960, improvements in joint replacement surgical techniques and technology have greatly increased the effectiveness of total hip replacement. Learn more.
Total shoulder replacement is a tremendously successful procedure for treating the severe pain and stiffness that comes with arthritis. The primary goal of shoulder replacement surgery is pain relief but you can also expect improved motion, strength, and function. Many patients return to the sports they love like tennis, golf, and swimming. Learn more.
A Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty is a specialized kind of replacement that is performed when you have both arthritis and a rotator cuff tear. It can also greatly relieve pain while restoring strength and motion. Learn more.