Determining whether to undergo Total Joint Replacement and revision surgery is a big decision, but one that can result in improved function and mobility. Joint replacement surgery entails replacing a diseased joint—most commonly the hip, knee, or shoulder—with a well-designed and functional artificial implant. Joint replacement surgery is a necessary procedure when considerable cartilage loss occurs in your joint, causing bone-on-bone friction, debilitation, and overbearing pain. Additionally, revision joint replacement surgery is required when there’s an infection in the replaced joint, instability in an implanted joint, or when a worn-down artificial joint needs to be replaced and improved. To read more about Total Joint Replacements, click here.
At OrthoNorCal Orthopedic Specialists, our team of total joint replacement surgeons is committed to ensuring the best possible course of treatment and outcome for you. Our surgeons have specialized training and experience in diseases and injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints that may require reconstruction or replacement. Whether you require total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement, hip revision, total knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, knee revision, total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder replacement, total shoulder resurfacing, shoulder revision or ankle joint replacement, the OrthoNorCal Orthopedic Specialists joint replacement surgeons provide the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques that will help restore your function and mobility.
Additionally, recent technological advancements in joint replacement and revision surgery have allowed our orthopedic surgeons to provide better outcomes and quicker recovery times for our patients. Examples of these developments include more durable implants, less invasive surgical techniques such as anterior hip replacement, and enhanced implant designs. The joint replacement doctors and assisting staff of OrthoNorCal Orthopedic Specialists provide state-of-the-art pre- and post-operative care, as well as long-term follow up care.
When arthritis causes chronic, debilitating pain in your hip that prevents you from performing daily activities, you may need total hip replacement. Total hip replacement surgery is an elective procedure. Along with your doctor, you will decide when the time is right for this surgery. Your doctor may have treated your condition with pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs or perhaps even physical therapy or a walking assistance device such as a cane.
A total knee replacement is a surgery to replace diseased or damaged knee joint with an artificial knee joint made of materials, such as metal or plastics. OrthoNorcal, Orthopedic Specialists, California provides diagnosis and individualized non-operative and operative treatment plans in Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Capitola. OrthoNorcal, Orthopedic Specialists, California also provides highly specialized care during and after surgery.
Elbow joint replacement, also referred to as total elbow arthroplasty, is an operative procedure to treat the symptoms of arthritis that have not responded to non-surgical treatments. The goal of elbow joint replacement surgery is to eliminate your pain and increase the mobility of your elbow joint.
Total shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses. Replacement of both the humeral head and the socket is called a total shoulder replacement.
Your foot and ankle surgeon will work closely with your regular medical doctor before and after your joint replacement surgery. An orthopedic surgeon is an expert on the conditions that affect the bones, joints and muscles of your body. Your medical doctor is an expert on medical conditions, and knows a great deal about your individual medical needs during the preparation, hospitalization and postoperative recovery.