With today’s advanced technology, many people can get a joint replacement, go home the same day, and look forward to pain-free movement for 15-20 years. Our orthopedic surgeons at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics have extensive experience performing joint replacement surgery. We also provide the ongoing care you need after your surgery to ensure the highest level of rehabilitation. Call our office in Jacksonville, Florida, or request an appointment online today to learn how a joint replacement can ease your pain.
During a joint replacement, your surgeon removes the damaged tissues and replaces them with artificial (prosthetic) parts. Your new joint eliminates your pain and restores the joint’s natural range of motion.
At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics, our team can replace nearly every joint in your body. However, we most frequently replace the knee, hip, and shoulder joints.
A joint replacement treats the following conditions:
Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage degenerates over years of repetitive joint movements. As the cartilage wears away, you end up with joint inflammation and damaged bones.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation. This inflammation damages the underlying bones.
This form of osteoarthritis develops rapidly after an injury like a dislocation or fracture.
Osteonecrosis usually affects your shoulder or hip after an injury disrupts the blood supply. Without enough blood, the bone begins to die.
Rotator cuff tear arthropathy develops when an untreated rotator cuff tear affects your shoulder movement, causing arthritis and cartilage damage.
Our team could recommend a joint replacement when:
If you have severe rheumatoid arthritis, you might want to consider joint replacement to stop the condition from causing health problems throughout your body.
Our team can determine if you need a partial or total joint replacement. During a partial hip or shoulder replacement, your surgeon only replaces the top of your leg or arm.
Your knee has three separate compartments. If arthritis has only damaged one compartment, they can replace just that part.
Otherwise, all joint replacements follow the same basic procedure. Our surgical team removes the damaged bone and cartilage, reshapes the remaining bones to fit the artificial pieces, and implants the new joint.
Some joint prosthetics need bone cement to secure them in the joint. Others are designed to bond with the bone.
Schedule an appointment by calling Integrity Spine & Orthopedics or booking an appointment online today.