Modern joint replacements are some of the most successful surgeries in all of medicine. The goal of hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery is to restore pain-free motion of the joint. There are more than 250,000 hip replacements and 500,000 knee replacements done annually in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Currently, greater than 90% of total joint replacements are still functioning well 10-15 years after surgery.
The decision to have a hip, knee, or shoulder replacement surgery is a cooperative one made by you, your family, and your Orthopedic surgeon. There are no absolute age restrictions to joint replacement. The decision for surgery includes many factors including your disease, your overall health, and your symptoms. You may consider joint replacement when medications, changes in your everyday activities, and ambulatory aids (canes) are no longer helpful.
The primary reasons for hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement
surgery are to:
• Relieve pain
• Restore function
• Improve mobility
• Improve the quality of life
• Correct limb deformity
Brian A. Silvia, MD PhD
Dr. Silvia and his dedicated staff offer the most experienced and modern approaches to Joint Replacements. His practice specializes in upper and lower extremity total joint arthroplasty and he has a keen interest in complex primary and revision joint replacement surgery. Almost without exception, his patients are full weight bearing on their operative leg the same day as surgery and are encouraged to walk immediately following surgery. This is in part due to the Comprehensive Pain Management and focus on accelerated rehabilitation.
Joint pain affects millions of people worldwide, limiting their quality of life and restricting their activities. Replacement surgery is a safe and highly effective option to restore a great quality of life and allow patients to walk and move without severe pain.
Hip Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)
Partial Knee Replacement Surgery (Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty)
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Complex Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Molecular Biology of Arthritis
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