Arthritis is the most common cause for serious pain and discomfort of the joints at all ages. When medications, injections and bracing no longer offer relief, Bayside Orthopaedic specializes in the replacement of the knee, hip and shoulder.
Causes for Knee Pain
- Osteoarthritis – caused by trauma or direct injury to the knee
- Loss of cartilage over time, causing bones to rub together
Causes of Joint Degeneration
- Repetitive injuries
- Normal wear and tear
Knee Replacement is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and help get you back to an active lifestyle. New implant designs and improved surgical techniques mean your replacement can be expected to function well for at least 15-20 years.
Who is a Candidate for Total Hip Replacement?
Total joint replacement is usually reserved for those suffering with severe arthritic conditions. Hip replacement dates to the early 1960’s, and is considered one of the most successful operations in all of medicine. Dr. Gregg Terral is highly experienced in joint replacement and has performed hundreds of surgeries. Consider this option if you’re experiencing:
- Long term pain no longer relieved by physical therapy or medication
- Significant loss of mobility or joint stiffness
- Difficulty with daily work and recreational activities
- X-rays revealing advanced arthritis or other degenerative conditions
Three bones make up the shoulder joint: humerus (upper arm bone), clavicle (collarbone), and scapula (shoulder blade). Numerous tissues including cartilage, tendons and ligaments protect your ball-and-socket shoulder joint, which can become worn down and damaged over time. Dr. Jason Determann and Dr. Jay Savage specialize in shoulder injuries and can discuss whether you’re a candidate if you have severe:
- Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rotator cuff issues
- Bone fractures
Pain impacts everyone differently – and joint replacement is a personal decision that should be made with the support of physician trained in total joint evaluation. Our fellowship trained physicians will work with you on a personalized plan for either partial or total joint replacement.
Arthritis literally means “inflammation of a joint.” In some forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, the inflammation arises because the smooth covering (articular cartilage) on the ends of bones become damaged or worn. Osteoarthritis is usually found in one, usually weight-bearing, joint.
Many people know someone with an artificial knee or hip joint. Shoulder replacement is less common. But it is just as successful in relieving joint pain. Shoulder replacement surgery started in the United States in the 1950s. It was used as a treatment for severe shoulder fractures. Over the years, this surgery has come to be used for many other painful conditions of the shoulder.
Wrist Joint Replacement
Joint replacement surgery in the wrist is less common but can be an option if you have painful arthritis that does not respond to other treatments. Anatomy The wrist is a more complicated joint than the hip or the knee. On the hand side of the wrist, there are two rows of bones at the base of the hand. There are four bones in each row. The bones in these rows are called the carpals. The long thin bones of the hand radiate out from one row of carpals and form the basis of the fingers and thumb.
Whether you have just begun exploring treatment options or have already decided with your orthopaedic surgeon to undergo hip replacement surgery, this information will help you understand the benefits and limitations of total hip replacement. This article describes how a normal hip works, the causes of hip pain, what to expect from hip replacement surgery, and what exercises and activities will help restore your mobility and strength and enable you to return to everyday activities.
If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If medications, changing your activity level, and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery. By resurfacing the damaged and worn surfaces of the knee can relieve pain, correct leg deformity and help resume normal activities.