Total Hip Replacement
In this conventional treatment for severe hip pain, JRI surgeons use large femoral head technology that closely matches the body’s natural ball-and-socket.
An alternative to total hip replacement is a newer technique called hip resurfacing. This procedure requires a smaller implant than the ones used in conventional hip replacement. An examination of the hip and review of X-rays help the orthopaedic surgeon determine whether or not a patient is a good candidate for hip resurfacing.
In modern knee replacement surgery, only the worn-out cartilage surfaces of the joint are replaced, making this a resurfacing or “re-treading” procedure. The implants that are used now allow for range of motion that closely matches normal movement.
Shoulder and Elbow Replacement
Like the hip, the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. Disruption of the cartilage in the shoulder bones allows arthritis to occur, which can cause debilitating pain and stiffness. Shoulder replacement can resolve this problem. In a similar manner, arthritis damage in the elbow can be addressed by an elbow replacement procedure.
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