Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is undoubtedly one of the greatest medical advances of our time. Hip and knee replacements have been performed in millions of Americans over the last four decades. These procedures have improved patients' quality of life by easing pain, improving range of motion, and increasing activity levels. Currently, over 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the United States annually.

Hip Replacement

If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. Your hip may be stiff, and it may be hard to put on your shoes and socks. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting.

If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking supports do not adequately help your symptoms, you may consider hip replacement surgery. 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.

Knee Replacement

If you have pain or discomfort holding you back from everyday life, joint replacement may be necessary. Total joint replacement will be considered if other treatment options will not relieve your pain and disability.

During your joint replacement surgery, an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthetic. The goal is to relieve the pain in your joint caused by the damage done to the cartilage. Many of our orthopaedic surgeons specialize in total hip and knee replacement. This means our surgeons are highly educated in recognizing when surgery is the best for you.

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