For our patients facing end stage degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, musculoskeletal disease or joint trauma, our team implements the latest advances in joint replacement surgery to restore and improve function for patients with severely degraded range of motion, mobility and pain. Joints that endure continual weight-bearing stress, particularly the hips and knees lose cartilage over time and shoulder joints can develop particular forms of Arthritis that may require total joint replacement surgery to relieve unbearable pain.
Cartilage in the joints naturally protects bones from rubbing together. When cartilage begins to deteriorate, bones begin to rub against each other while in motion, resulting in severe pain and swelling. This can limit motion in the joints, cause the bones to grind and create popping sensations. Total joint replacement surgery can alleviate these symptoms and drastically improve the patient’s daily quality of life.
Through the intervention of our Joint Replacement Specialists, pain free everyday activities like walking, tennis, gardening, golf and playing with children are restored to patients who have had to limit or cease these activities as a result of the chronic and debilitating effects of their conditions.
The performance of a joint replacement depends on several factors and will vary with each individual such as a patient’s ability to tolerate the rigors of joint replacement. This includes assessing existing limitations, evaluating and diagnosing the degree and type of disease or degenerative process, evaluating the level of pain being experienced and conducting a thorough discussion with patients concerning the surgical options available and rehabilitation.
Joint replacement procedures include:
- Total shoulder replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement