Total Joint Replacement – Hip and Knee
Problems affecting the hips or knees, such as osteoarthritis, cause significant pain and loss of function to a large number of people. The good news is that we have the ability to help. We have a Hip and Knee Service dedicated to the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of all types of hip and knee problems deriving from:
- Sports injuries
- Hereditary and developmental conditions
- All aspects of arthritis.
Joint replacement is one of the greatest orthopedic surgical advances of the last century. This procedure involves replacing a damaged or arthritic joint with an artificial one. The most common reason for performing a total joint replacement is to relieve the pain and disability caused by severe osteoarthritis. The problem results from a gradual break down of cartilage, occurring most often in the hips, spine, knees, toes and fingers.
By treating joint conditions and diseases and performing reconstructive and restorative surgery, the physicians help patients regain their strength and mobility, returning them to a normal, active lifestyle.