Joint Replacement



Did you Know?
  • More than 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the US. – National Development Conference, National Institutes of Health, December 2003
  • More than 300,000 hip replacements are performed in the United States each year. – “Arthroplasty and Total Joint Replacement Procedures: 1991 to 2000.” AAOS

Arthritis

Understanding Joint Pain:

  • Nearly 21 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that is a leading cause of joint replacement surgery. – Source: www.arthritis.org
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, the most crippling form of arthritis, affects approximately 2.1 million Americans and two to three times more women than men. Further, the average onset for rheumatoid arthritis is between the ages of 20 and 45 years old. – Source: CDC

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Evaluation

An Orthopaedic Evaluation includes the following:

  • Medical History
  • Physical Examination
  • X-Ray Evaluation
  • Additional Diagnostic Tests

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Treatment Options

Treatment options include:

  • Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint Fluid Supplements
  • Partial Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement

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Hip Replacement

Hip joint replacement surgery may be suitable for patients who:

  • Have a painful, disabling joint disease of the hip resulting from a severe form of arthritis
  • Are not likely to achieve satisfactory results from less invasive procedures, medication, physical therapy, or joint fluid supplements
  • Have bone stock that is of poor quality or inadequate for other reconstructive techniques

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Knee Replacement

Knee joint replacement surgery may be suitable for patients who:

  • Have a painful, disabling joint disease of the knee resulting from a severe form of arthritis
  • Are not likely to achieve satisfactory results from less invasive procedures, medication, physical therapy, or joint fluid supplements
  • Have bone stock that is of poor quality or inadequate for other reconstructive techniques.

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Pre-op & Post-op

  • Preparing for a joint replacement procedure begins weeks before the actual day of surgery.
  • After surgery certain limitations are placed on your activities for approximately 12 weeks.

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