If other approaches to treatment are not helpful, joint replacement might be considered as a way to help you resume normal activities, put a stop to continuous pain, and restore mobility. Joint replacement can be useful for your shoulders, elbows, knees, and hips.
Not all joint replacement procedures are the same. The type that you need depends on many factors, but there are different approaches that your orthopedic surgeon can take in order to get the best results. For example, all or part of a joint can be replaced with prosthesis or a joint can be resurfaced with artificial parts. We can also perform revision replacements, where a previous joint replacement is adjusted as needed.
After the Replacement
Many patients wonder what to expect following their joint replacement. In most cases, there is a relatively fast recovery time. After your surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment so that we can be sure that your procedure was effective and that you were healing properly. Physical therapy can be a useful tool when it comes to moving smoothly with your joint replacement.