Total joint replacement is a surgery that many individuals require if they suffer joint disease. Here we explain the procedure further so that you can make an informed decision on whether you should consider total joint replacement or not.
Total Joint Replacement – When You Should Consider It?
Just because you have painful joints does not mean that you need to undergo total joint replacement. It is only recommended if there is an actual loss of function when attempting to use your joints and therapy or medical treatments do not ease the pain. Common instances are, for example, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and birth defects. People who have suffered accidents can also require total joint replacements. Usually, it is recommended for those 50 years of age or older.
Which Joints Are Most Commonly Replaced?
Today’s technology enables most of the upper and lower limb joints to be replaced. Hip joints, knees, elbows and shoulders are also commonly done.
Total Joint Replacement Alternatives
If you decide that this type of surgery is not something for you, there are other pain-relieving therapies to seek. You will be dealing with a lot of pain and may be on pain medication frequently. Stem cell treatments are also possible with today’s technology.
Types of Total Joint Replacement We Offer
Alabama Orthopaedic Specialists offers hip, knee, shoulder, and reverse total shoulder joint replacement surgeries.
Do You Need A Consult?
Whatever you choose, it must be a wise and informed decision and Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons can help you with this. Call us or fill out our contact us form for a consult and find out if surgery is right for you!