Total hip replacement is a highly successful procedure that can improve pain and significantly increase patients' quality of life. However, in rare circumstances, a hip replacement may need to be revised or replaced due to a loose or worn implant, dislocation, fracture, or infection. Symptoms that may present include pain, stiffness, swelling, decreased range of motion, instability, and redness in the case of an infection. Revision hip replacement is performed by our Board-Certified and Fellowship Trained hip specialists who are experts in this field. Before performing a revision hip replacement procedure, they obtain the patient's complete medical history and perform a physical examination to ensure the procedure is necessary. During the procedure, the hip specialist removes failed components and replaces them with new ones. Patients usually require a 2-3 night hospital stay. If you are not satisfied with your primary hip replacement results, please contact us to schedule an appointment at any of our convenient locations.
Total knee replacement is an outpatient procedure that removes damaged knee bone and cartilage and replaces it with metal and plastic components. The procedure is one of the most well-known and most effective in orthopedic surgery because it dramatically improves knee pain and quality of life. A board-certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia and pain medications to begin the procedure. After the patient is completely asleep and properly positioned, the following steps are performed:
The incision is carefully closed to prevent infection and ensure proper healing. Total procedure time is usually 1 ½ – 2 hours. The patient is brought to a private hospital room after the procedure. Physical therapy is started the day of surgery after the patient is comfortable and relaxed in their room. Total recovery time is usually 6 months or less.
Arthritis is a chronic condition that destroys knee bone and cartilage. A total knee replacement may be recommended to treat severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Symptoms that patients should be aware of are:
An early knee arthritis diagnosis reduces the chances of the condition becoming worse and requiring surgery. Patients who experience symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment with our team as soon as possible.