When there are no other options to relieve arthritis pain or repair joint damage, an orthopedic surgeon can replace the joint with an artificial prosthesis. The most commonly replaced joints are the knee, shoulder, and hip.
How Do I Know if I Need a Joint Replacement?
Other than trauma to the joint caused by an accident, osteoarthritis is the most common problem that leads to joint replacement. The cartilage inside the joint deteriorates over time, leading to a painful, unstable joint. You may experience bone-on-bone rubbing, stiffness and swelling, and limited mobility when your joint needs replaced.
If physical therapy and pain management do not provide sufficient relief for your joint pain, you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery. Schedule a visit with one of the talented orthopedic surgeons at Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists.
Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Procedures
During the procedure, the surgeon makes minimal incisions to carefully and efficiently remove and replace your joint. Artificial joints are made of highly advanced materials designed to fit and function naturally.
Joint replacement procedures may be performed in an outpatient setting, and some patients can go home on the same day to recover. Post-operative rehabilitation will begin within days after surgery to ensure a complete return to normal activities.
MakoTM Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Procedures
For a partial knee replacement, a total knee replacement, and a total hip replacement our specialists utilize MakoTM Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology. Watch the video below for a detailed explanation on how and why the MakoTM is a pivotal piece of technology for surgical procedures.
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Learn more about common joint procedures in our patient education center or choose a topic below.
- Minimally invasive knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Reverse shoulder replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
- Minimally invasive hip replacement
- Direct anterior hip replacement