When treatments such as medication, physical therapy, and minimally invasive procedures are not enough to stem severe joint pain, one may consider joint replacement for relief. Stiffness and pain in the knees, shoulders or other joints can become so intense that the body loses range of motion. Joint replacement is an option that helps restore movement and improve quality of life.
At Bon Secours Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists, our physicians perform different joint replacement procedures according to a patient’s needs. Partial and total replacements may be considered if a patient’s needs have surpassed other programs. As implied by name, partial replacements are less invasive and do not require as much recovery time as a total replacement.
If you are a candidate for a joint replacement, why consider it?
- Reduced Pain – Replacement and resurfacing procedures help replace damaged cartilage and bone with safe materials. With occupational therapy, patients may experience less pain,
- Resumed Activity – Once recovered from joint replacement surgery, patients may be able to resume their favorite physical activities like cycling, running, and other sports with minimal discomfort.
- Fewer Health Risks – Joint replacement is a safe procedure, and patients who opt for this treatment have been found to have fewer health problems associated with heart ailments, depression and diabetes.
If you believe you may be a candidate for joint resurfacing or joint replacement, contact Bon Secours Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists. Our physicians can help determine the best procedure to suit your needs.