Joint Replacement Surgery
Mobility is something many of us take for granted. Occasionally some of us develop joint pain that can deeply effect our enjoyment of a full and active lifestyle. There are many therapies for joint pain. Joint replacement is a highly effective way of relieving joint pain and correcting a deformity.
Joint replacement surgery can also relieve advanced arthritis.
You may suffering from joint pain, stiffness, limping, muscle weakness, limited mobility, or swelling. These symptoms can mean you have trouble with ordinary activities such as walking, dressing, using your car, or climbing stairs.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common causes of joints not working properly. There is still uncertainty about what causes arthritis but several things may contribute and lead to arthritis, including:
- Family history
- Developmental problems with the joint
- Repetitive injuries
- Severe trauma to the joint cartilage
Being overweight can exacerbate and cause an early onset to joint problems, often speeding up the process.
Joint replacement surgery replaces damaged cartilage and any bone loss. The damaged joint is resurfaced during the procedure, using the patient’s muscles and ligaments for support and function.