Joint Replacement

How we can help you

Joints are one of the most important structures in our body. They play a vital role in allowing movement and providing support to our bones. However, due to various factors such as aging, injuries, and medical conditions, joints can become damaged and painful, ultimately requiring joint replacement surgeries.

Joint replacement surgery is usually recommended when other forms of treatment have not been successful or when joint damage is severe. Some of the most common conditions that lead to joint replacement include: osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, traumatic injury.

However, the type of joint replacement surgery performed is dependent on the cause of joint damage and the severity of symptoms. Schedule an appointment with our joint replacement surgeons and start your path back to freedom with Comprehensive Orthopaedics.

Our joint replacement surgeons

Dr. Aaron S. Covey
MD, MBA

Dr. Ryan S. Charette
MD

Dr. Jon C. Driscoll
MD

Dr. Adam Q Ferguson
DO

Dr. Megan Wolf
MD

Conditions

Joint revision surgery, also known as joint replacement revision surgery, is a procedure performed to replace or repair previously implanted artificial joints. This surgery is required due to various reasons such as infection, dislocation, or loosening of the prosthetic joint. These complications can lead to severe pain, discomfort, and an inability to use the affected joint. Joint revision surgery is commonly performed in patients who have undergone knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgeries.

Total hip replacement is a common procedure performed to relieve hip joint damage due to conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or avascular necrosis. In traditional hip replacement surgery, the surgeon makes a large incision to access the hip joint, causing more trauma and a longer recovery period. However, with minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery, smaller incisions are made, allowing for less trauma and faster recovery time.

Shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve chronic pain, stiffness, and other symptoms of shoulder joint damage. The most common cause of shoulder joint damage leading to shoulder replacement surgery is osteoarthritis, followed by rheumatoid arthritis. The procedure involves removing the damaged parts of the shoulder joint and replacing them with prosthetic components.
Elbow joint replacement is not as common as knee and hip joint replacement surgeries. However, total elbow replacement surgery is a viable option for individuals who have sustained a severe injury, or for those with debilitating arthritis in their elbow. The most common cause of elbow joint damage that requires total elbow replacement surgery is rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints, leading to damage and pain.
Total knee replacement surgery is a procedure performed on individuals with severely damaged knee joints, causing chronic pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Osteoarthritis, a condition in which the protective cartilage that covers the ends of the bones breaks down over time, is the most common cause of knee joint damage leading to total knee replacement surgery. However, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and avascular necrosis can also contribute to the deterioration of the knee joint.

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