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Joint Replacement Surgery and Arthritis Treatment Options

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Knee Surgery

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Hip Surgery

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Shoulder Surgery

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Ankle Surgery

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We know joint replacement surgery is a major decision

You want the best possible outcome for your surgery. So do we.

Let us help you understand more about arthritis and treatments for joint pain. Find out what to expect with joint replacement surgeries. Learn about joint replacement technologies personalized just for you.

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Arthritis is the number one cause of joint pain and disability.

Arthritis patients come in all ages, shapes and sizes. Younger people have a lower risk, but almost 30% of people under 65 are affected by arthritis.1

In a healthy joint, a smooth substance called cartilage covers the parts of your bones that rub together when you move. Cartilage cushions your bones and allows them to move easily.

Healthy cartilage lets you move your joints without pain when you walk, brush your hair or go up stairs. But arthritis can damage this protective cartilage, which makes these motions painful.

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions that causes wear and tear to your joint cartilage. It develops after years of constant motion and pressure on the joints.

Most people have joint replacement surgery because of osteoarthritis. Other reasons that people may have joint replacement surgery include rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, hip dysplasia or broken bones.

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More than 58 million people in the United States suffer from arthritis.
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One million new patients develop arthritis every year.
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More than 58 million people in the United States suffer from arthritis.
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One million new patients develop arthritis every year.
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Arthritis Symptoms

Joint pain can affect everyday activities like walking, running, climbing stairs and even sleeping.

Arthritis symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Aching
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling

Your orthopaedic surgeon might talk to you about having joint replacement surgery to help get you back to a normal, active life. The reasons to have surgery may be different for everyone. But the goal is the same – to get you back to what you love!

Arthritis Treatment Options

Your doctor may recommend different ways to manage and reduce your arthritis symptoms.

If non-surgical treatment options don’t help, your surgeon may recommend joint replacement surgery.

Direct heat

Lifestyle changes, like losing weight or exercising

Over-the-counter medicine

Prescription medicine

Injections

Physical therapy

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