Arthritis and rheumatic conditions are a leading cause of disability among adults in the United States. Almost 50% of Americans, 65-years-old and older have been diagnosed with arthritis. As baby boomers age, the number of people who will need treatment for shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle arthritis is expected to skyrocket. Many will consider total joint arthroplasty (replacement) to alleviate their symptoms.
Arthritis caused by degeneration of the cartilage, produces a painful, stiff joint that can affect your quality of life. Arthritis often results from normal wear and tear of the joint due to aging; however, sometimes arthritis occurs after trauma to the joint, whether it’s from a fracture, chronic joint instability, or malalignment of the limb.
Total joint replacement procedures for the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle are among the most successful operations that we have in orthopaedic surgery. Often, the joint replacement provides significant pain relief for patients who have debilitating arthritis and severe symptoms. Hughston physicians use specific techniques and surgical approaches that meet your needs, lifestyle, and relieve you of your debilitating pain.
Hughston joint replacement surgeons specialize in particular techniques and procedures. Here is a list of the types of arthroplasty they perform
Over the years, orthopaedic surgeons have refined the surgical techniques and approaches used in total joint arthroplasty. Call today for a complete evaluation, to see if joint replacement is right for you.