Total Joint Replacement
Minimally Invasive Shoulder Joint Replacement
Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Cartilage in our joints protects our bones from rubbing together. Joints, like the anterior hip, knee, and shoulder, that constantly endure weight-bearing stress lose cartilage over time. When cartilage deteriorates, bones begin to rub against each other as they move within the joint. Patients with this condition experience severe pain and swelling as a result. This can limit motion in the joints, cause the bones to grind and make popping sensations. Shoulder joints, in particular, can develop arthritis. Hand joints also endure daily stress that can damage cartilage and are particularly susceptible to bone diseases.
Also known as arthroplasty, total joint replacement surgery, can relieve these symptoms and greatly improve the patient’s daily quality of life. Total joint replacement surgery is performed to repair severe injuries or to replace joints containing widespread forms of arthritis and other bone diseases. During this procedure, the surgeon removes all damaged or arthritic cartilage from the joint. The damaged areas of the joint are then replaced by artificial components that optimize range of motion and restore the joint’s functionality.