JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY
What is a Total Knee Replacement?
Knee replacement surgery resurfaces the damaged parts of the knee joint with an artificial joint and relieves pain that prior treatments have been unable to control.
The knee consists of three parts that work together for smooth motion and functionality. If arthritis sets in and the cartilage that cushions the knee wears away, the knee joint must be replaced. That damaged knee joint is then resurfaced with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic. Rest assured these materials are ultra strong and durable and designed to last a long time.
Your orthopedic surgeon considered many factors such as age, bone density and the shape of your joints when determining the knee replacement you received and how it was inserted.
- Read More: Patient Education - Putting Life Back in Motion (PDF)
What is a Total Hip Replacement?
Hip replacement surgery removes a damaged hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint (or prosthesis) in order to relieve pain caused by arthritis or injury that prior treatments have been unable to control.
The hip joint is made of two basic parts that move and work in tandem for motion and functionality. When arthrit is sets in and the cartilage is damaged or destroyed, the hip joint must be replaced.
That damaged hip joint is then resurfaced and replaced with an artificial hip joint made of metal and plastic. Rest assured these materials are ultra strong and durable and are designed to last a very long time in the body.
Your orthopedic surgeon took many factors such as age, bone density, activity level and the shape of your joints into consideration when determining the exact kind of hip replacement procedure for your situation.
- Read More: Patient Education - Enjoying Life Again...Without the Pain (PDF)