We Make Surgery Options a Joint Decision
Determining whether to undergo joint replacement surgery is a big decision but one that can result in a significantly improved lifestyle. At the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine’s Total Joint Center, our joint replacement surgeons have extensive experience and specialized training in hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle joint replacement. However, we always consider surgery as a last option to relieve your pain after more conservative treatment methods have been explored.
Joint replacement surgery entails replacing a severely diseased joint—commonly the hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle—with an artificial implant. This procedure is necessary when significant cartilage loss occurs in your joint, causing bone-on-bone friction, debilitation, and overbearing pain. Cartilage loss is often the result of osteoarthritis, wear and tear on your joints that develops over your lifetime.
Recent advancements in joint replacement surgery include more durable implants, less invasive surgical techniques, and enhanced implant designs In a small percentage of cases, the components of a joint implant will need to be replaced and joint revision surgery is necessary. Our joint replacement surgeons have expertise in revision surgery, as well.
FREQUENTLY TREATED PROBLEMS
Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
Degenerative Joint Disease
Failed Total Joints
Depending on your individual needs and interests, our surgeons may be able to offer you not just traditional procedures but also the latest treatment techniques, some of which are minimally invasive and can lead to a speedier recovery, less bleeding, less post-operative pain, and reduced scarring. With any treatment you and your physician choose, you can rest easy knowing that after your surgery, you will be able to enjoy more pain-free movement of your joints as part of an active, fulfilling lifestyle.
Don’t live with joint pain or limited movement any longer. Call us today to set up an appointment at any of our two convenient, full-service New Orleans-area locations, and begin on your path toward a pain-free life.