Our Doctors here at Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital specialize in the diagnosis and replacement of orthopedic joints. Orthopedics is generally the study of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons that hold our body together. The joints are the structures that connect individual bones together allowing them to move against one another to create movement. These joints take a beating over the course of a lifetime. Sometimes a joint can deteriorate due to arthritis, osteoporosis, injury, or just over use which in turn causes great pain. Our doctors work with our patients to replace these joints to alleviate the pain and get them back to having normal active lives.The most common joints we see replacement of is the knees and hips.
Are you dealing with damaged joints? Total joint replacement may be necessary. The goal of total joint replacement is to relieve the pain in the joint, which is usually caused by damage done to the cartilage and to restore function. When other treatments fail to relieve your pain and disability, you can count on total joint replacement.
Our Operations at Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital.
At Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital we specialize in three different operations:
Total Hip Replacement: If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other serious conditons, you may wish to consider a total hip replacement. By removing the damaged bone and cartilage and replacing them with prosthetic materials, you may no longer suffer from hip pain. This can be done using a traditional posterior approach or the anterior approach.
Total Knee Replacement: If you have severe knee pain or suffer from various knee conditions and nonsurgical treatments are no longer helping you, your doctor may recommend total knee replacement surgery. Total knee replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged surfaces of the knee bones with implants on the femur and tibia. These implants are constructed from artificial material consisting of either metal alloys, ceramic material, or strong plastic parts. If total knee replacement surgery is in your future, your surgeon can help you decide which type of implant is right for you to help relieve your pain and restore you back to an active lifestyle.
Total Shoulder Replacement: Shoulder joint replacement surgery is a procedure to be considered if traditional nonsurgical treatments are no longer successful in relieving you of your pain. This procedure involves replacing the damaged joint surfaces with a prosthetic material and consists of either the replacement of the head of the humerus bone (ball) or the replacement of both the head of the humerus bone and the glenoid (ball and socket).
Total joint replacement can give you years of pain-free living that would not be possible otherwise.
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Our team of surgeons is skilled at diagnosing your condition and determining the best surgical approach. We will consider various factors such as your age, activity level and general health and provide you with the information you need to prepare for surgery. If you have any questions, we will be prepared to answer them.
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