Total Joint Replacement
More than 1 million total joint replacements are performed in the U.S. every year. These surgeries are so popular – and have successfully alleviated joint pain for millions of Americans – that a fourfold increase in the number of procedures (to 4 million) is expected by 2030.
Total joint replacement surgery is a procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.
Your orthopedic surgeon is the best person to advise whether you are a good candidate for joint replacement surgery, whether total or partial.
Reasons a Patient Undergoes a Total Joint Replacement
- Severe joint pain that makes movement impossible
- Nonsurgical treatments have failed to alleviate symptoms
- Significant joint damage is unlikely to heal
- Current damage to the joint is likely to worsen and become debilitating
What to Expect After Joint Replacement Surgery
Post-op recovery will differ for each patient. You will be encouraged to begin using the new joint sooner rather than later after joint replacement surgery. It is almost guaranteed that you will require some form of physical therapy in order to adjust to the new joint and regain your strength and mobility in the area.
At the Joint Replacement Institute, we employ on-staff physical therapists so you get continuity of care by coming to our office for your post-surgical care, too.
The total recovery time after a total joint replacement can take months to a year, depending on the joint replaced, severity of the joint damage and your symptoms, as well as your general health and whether you have any other existing health problems.
Artificial joints used in joint replacement surgery have a lifespan of about 20 years. Thus, the younger you are, the more likely it is that you may eventually need a second surgery to replace the worn-out joint with another, presumably even better, prosthesis.
If you suspect you may need a joint replaced to relieve your hip, knee, shoulder, or other joint pain, contact the experts with “joint replacement” in their name. The compassionate, highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, have the experience and expertise to treat your problem – and send your joint pain packing for good.
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