Board-Certified Joint Replacement Surgeons
Joint replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgery to replace a damaged joint with an artificial joint. Using modern techniques and technologies, such as robotics, the incision is minimally invasive and recovery time is shorter than it has ever been. Your doctor and physical therapist will guide you through your recovery and rehabilitation process.
Your age and activity level will determine what activities you will be able to do and how long your artificial joint will last. Modern artificial joints can last up to 15 years. If your artificial joint wears out after this time, it is possible to revise it with a new replacement joint.
Outpatient Joint Replacement
If you are an eligible candidate, you could go home the same day as your surgery. Our team carefully considers every factor of your health to determine if you can safely go home on the same day as your surgery. Outpatient surgery allows you to begin your recovery process in the comfort of your own home and avoid the negative aspects of staying in a hospital.
How Do I Know If I Need a Joint Replacement?
If you’re experiencing any of the following conditions in your knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle, joint replacement surgery may be an option for relieving your pain.
• Sustained joint pain that has not improved through other methods
• Limited mobility, sometimes accompanied with a catching feeling or grinding noise
• You have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in that joint
• A bone in the joint has suffered damage due to a fracture or avascular necrosis
Your knee joint is a collection of many different bones and connective tissues. An active lifestyle can result in injuries and long-term damage to the joint. If your knee pain is persistent and you are having difficulty moving, a knee replacement could be an option for you.
In a knee replacement surgery, the areas where your femur and tibia meet are replaced with artificial components.
Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint and is the foundation of movement in your leg. The range of motion this type of joint provides can cause it to wear out over time. If your hip is painful and no longer rotates properly, it may be time to explore a hip replacement.
In a total hip replacement surgery, the existing ball is removed and replaced with an artificial ball. The socket is reshaped, and a new artificial socket is inserted. The hip replacement incision can be made from the back of the hip (posterior) or the front (anterior).
Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint and allows for a wide range of movement. This versatility can allow for overextension or cause the joint to wear down from overuse. If you are experiencing persisting shoulder pain and limited range of motion, a shoulder replacement may be a solution for you.
In a shoulder replacement, the ball and socket are replaced with artificial components. Shoulder replacement surgeries can be performed anatomically, or in reverse, if the rotator cuff is too severely damaged.
Your ankle joint connects your tibia and the many bones of your foot. Those who live an active lifestyle or frequently move at work can suffer from a range of conditions related to the foot or ankle. If you experience continual ankle pain and have difficulty moving your foot, an ankle replacement may be an option for you.
In an ankle replacement surgery, the areas where your tibia and talus bones meet are replaced with artificial components.
How Can I Schedule A Consultation For A Joint Replacement?
There are many factors that determine if you would be a good candidate for joint replacement. Our team will evaluate your unique situation and present you with all your options.
Call us at (319) 338-3606 to schedule a visit.
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