Joint replacement procedures are intended to ease pain, improve mobility and restore function. They include:
During a total ankle replacement procedure, an orthopedic surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage from the ankle joint and inserts an artificial ankle joint. The new joint is made of custom metal components that replace the damaged bone, cushioned by a high-grade plastic that simulates natural cartilage to provide stability.
During a total hip replacement procedure, an orthopedic surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint.
During a total knee replacement procedure, an orthopedic surgeon removes all parts of the knee that are affected by osteoarthritis and replaces them with durable artificial components made of metal and plastic.
Another option is partial knee replacement surgery, or knee resurfacing. That is a minimally invasive procedure in which an orthopedic surgeon replaces only one part of the knee joint.
During a total shoulder replacement procedure, an orthopedic surgeon replaces the humeral head, or upper arm bone, and glenoid, or cup, of the shoulder with artificial components. This is done to relieve pain associated with shoulder osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease caused when cartilage is worn away after years of use.
We also offer reverse total shoulder replacement. This is for patients with severe shoulder damage. Reverse total shoulder surgery is considered when conventional surgical methods cannot satisfactorily manage shoulder pain and loss of function.
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