Joint Replacement Surgery
A common wear-and-tear problem as people age is joint pain. If you suffer from achy knees, pain in your joints or bad hips, you are not alone. Obesity and arthritis may be other contributing factors to painful joints, joint degeneration and painful movement such as walking, sleeping or being active.
Replacement arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, is a orthopedic surgery procedure in which an arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis.
Joint replacement is considered as a treatment when severe joint pain or dysfunction is not alleviated by less-invasive therapies. It is a form of arthroplasty, and is often indicated from various joint diseases, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
A joint replacement surgery removes damaged or diseases parts of a joint, such as a knee or hip, and replaces them with man-made parts in form of metal, plastic or ceramic prostheses that replicate the movements of healthy joints.
Replacing a joint can reduce pain and help you move and feel better. Most often replaced during a partial, total or revised joint replacement surgery are hips and knees, also referred to as hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery.
Other joint replacement procedures may include ankles, elbows, fingers, and shoulders.
About Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery removes damaged or diseased parts of a joint and replaces them.
The goals of a partial or total joint replacement surgery are to relieve pain, help the joint work better, and improve activities and movement.
Risks of problems after joint replacement surgery are much lower than they used to be.
An exercise program can reduce joint pain and stiffness.
Wearing away of the joint surface may become a problem after 15 to 20 years.
Dr. Hudanich utilizes the Stryker® Mako™ joint replacement solutions, offering you the combination of market-leading implants for your hip, knee, ankle and shoulder along with Stryker® Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology and Performance Solutions consultative services for the orthopaedic service line. A Stryker® Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery with enables Dr. Hudanich to provide you with a more predictable surgical experience when performing joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Ronald Hudanich is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and has a long history of successfully treating patients with knee, hip, and shoulder degenerations and joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Hudanich is specially trained to restore your range of motion, ease the pain, and enable you to regain your active lifestyle with a partial, total or revised joint replacement surgical option that is best for you.