The joints of your body are susceptible to injury from accidents or sports, as well as "wear and tear" conditions associated with aging, such as osteoarthritis. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain and disability. This condition occurs when the protective cartilage that covers your joints disintegrates and causes the bones to rub together. You might be a candidate for joint replacement surgery if non-surgical treatments no longer help to relieve your joint pain.
At University Orthopaedic Clinic & Spine Center, our doctors are experts at joint replacement surgery and perform the following surgical techniques:
Joint replacement surgery,
- Total hip, knee and shoulder replacement
- Minimally-invasive hip and knee replacement
- Hip revisions
also called arthroplasty, involves removing the damaged portion of the hip, knee or shoulder and replacing it with an artificial joint that allows for pain-free movement. Learn more about total hip replacement, total knee replacement, total shoulder replacement, minimally-invasive hip replacement and minimally-invasive knee replacement.
Hip revision surgery is performed to remove a previously implanted artificial joint and replace it with a new one. Revision arthroplasty may be necessary for a number of reasons. The artificial joint may loosen, infection may develop in the joint, one of the bones around the joint may be fractured, or part of the implant may break or wear down.
If you think you might need joint replacement or revision surgery, call our orthopaedic doctors today at (205) 345-0192
or request an appointment online.