Severe joint pain and stiffness can severely limit your ability to enjoy life and do all the things you want. At miVIP, we offer several minimally-invasive procedures to replace joints, restoring functionality and range of motion. Joint replacement surgery can involve reshaping or reconstructing damaged joints, or totally replacing both bone ends to create an entirely new joint. Only a doctor can determine which type of procedure is best for you.
Total Joint Replacement Surgery: Joints are formed where the ends of two bones meet. In total joint replacement surgery, both bone ends are replaced with metal or plastic parts. Examples of total joint replacement surgery include:
Reconstructive Arthroplasty: Reconstructive arthroplasty involves repairing the damaged joint with the addition of minimal replacement parts. Damaged joints are reshaped or sanded to create new joint surfaces.
There are several common symptoms that indicate the need for joint replacement. These include the following:
Severe, chronic pain
Redness around the joint area
Stiffness or decreased range of motion
Popping, creaking, or other sounds when the joint is moved
Initially, joint problems are generally treated with pain medication and lifestyle changes. Many doctors recommend weight loss and scaling back strenuous physical activity in order to avoid putting additional stress on the affected joints. However, many times joints continue to deteriorate until medication and other non-surgical treatment options no longer work to manage pain. In these cases, joint replacement surgery is the most common treatment option. The surgery is minimally invasive, and often requires relatively intensive physical rehabilitation after the surgery.
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We specialize in joint replacement surgery. Call us today at 855-496-4847 to schedule a consultation about your condition.