Total Joint Replacement
Arthritis Joint Pain Relief
When medication and other noninvasive forms of treatment are no longer effective in relieving joint pain, it may be time to consider total joint replacement surgery.
Using advanced techniques, the highly skilled specialists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants can remove the damaged portion of your joint and replace it with a prosthesis – an artificial implant made of metal, plastic, or ceramic – that is designed to replicate the movement of a natural, functioning joint.
Total joint replacement commonly involves the hip or knee but can also be performed on other joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Our surgeons use the latest techniques in shoulder, hip, and knee replacement, which include minimally invasive procedures for hip and knee replacement, as well as same-day joint replacement.
During total joint replacement surgery, damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the joint before being replaced with the prosthetic components.
Prosthetic pieces used in the surgery are custom to your needs. For example, a damaged ball on the upper end of the femur bone of an arthritic hip is replaced with an artificial ball attached to a stem that is fitted into the femur, while an artificial socket is implanted into the pelvis to replace the damaged socket. Total joint replacement procedures take only a few hours to complete and can be performed in one of our affiliated local hospitals or outpatient surgery centers.
Joint Replacement Surgery in Northwest Indiana
If you have been diagnosed with severe arthritis or another condition limiting your ability to move without pain, you may be a good candidate for total joint replacement surgery.
To find out more, contact Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants in Crown Point, Indiana, at (219) 662-2279 to schedule an appointment. Or, if you prefer, use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to arrange a private consultation.