Joint Replacement Treatment

Joint replacement surgery removes damaged or diseased parts of a joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts.

Replacing a joint can reduce pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.

Knee Joint Replacement

Knee replacement surgery is often a last resort treatment for an injured or damaged knee joint. This procedure takes a few hours, but recovery and rehabilitation can last months. Some of the risks of this procedure are infection, nerve damage, and knee stiffness.

Knee joint replacement is a procedure that involves replacing an injured or ailing knee with an artificial joint, or prosthesis. Another name for this procedure is knee arthroplasty. Knee replacements are a very common surgery.

The prosthesis is made of metal alloys, plastics, and polymers. It mimics the function of a knee. Replacement knees can fit your needs and specifications. When selecting a prosthetic knee, your doctor will take into account your:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • activity level
  • overall health

The procedure to remove your old knee and replace it with a prosthesis usually takes less than two hours, but recovery and rehabilitation can last months.

Hip Replacement Joint

Hip replacement surgery will relieve pain in the hip joint, help your hip joint work better and restore normal walking and other movements. Hip replacement surgery has a very high success rate, and offers an incredible quality of life improvement for most patients. If you have hip damage and pain that physical therapy, medicines and exercise don’t help, then hip replacement may be the solution for a better quality of life.

Hip replacement surgery involves replacing components of the ball and socket hip joint with a synthetic implant, thereby repairing the damaged bearing surfaces that are causing pain. In a total hip replacement both the thigh bone (femur) and the socket are replaced with synthetic implants. The type of materials chosen for the hip replacement depends on the age of the patient, type of arthritis and quality of bone.