Joint replacement surgery is a common and highly effective avenue for correcting joint deformity, restoring mobility, and eliminating joint pain. While severe osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis frequently create the need for a joint replacement, other causes often include:
- Extensive activity
- Joint related wear and tear
- Avascular necrosis
- Painful prosthesis
- Failure of previous joint surgery
When arthritis is so severe that non-surgical treatment is not effective, joint replacement is an excellent option to eliminate pain and restore function.
Last year, almost 1 million total joint replacements were performed in the United States. Hip and knee replacements make up the majority of cases, but replacement surgery can be performed on other joints as well, including the ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.
Some key symptoms that indicate the need for a joint replacement include:
- Severe pain that doesn’t improve after resting
- Pain that continues day and night
- Joint deformity that inhibits range of motion
- Inflammation or swelling
- Unsuccessful nonsurgical treatments such as cortisone injections and physical therapy
All of our procedures include a thorough evaluation of each patient’s unique case, selecting the best non- and minimally-invasive treatment options, and using the most advanced therapies and technologies available.