Your hips and knees are major joints of your legs and responsible for absorbing much of the stress of daily life. It's not uncommon for these joints to suffer or sustain damage, especially as bones weaken during aging.
Hip and knee replacement surgeries are some of the most common orthopedic surgeries. They are generally performed to repair a damaged joint after a serious break, such as injuries sustained during a fall. They can also be used to counter the effects of advanced arthritis that causes severe swelling and loss of mobility within the joint.
You may need a hip or knee surgery if you:
- Have severe pain that cannot be managed with anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Experience pronounced loss of mobility or swelling in the affected joint that does not subside on its own.
- Rely on a cane or walker to compensate for the reduced mobility of your joints.
Minimally invasive surgeries are available in some situations, and modern hip and knee replacement procedures have a very high rate of success. If you are suffering with chronic pain and reduced mobility due to worn-down joints, Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates can help!
Are You At Risk?
Most patients who receive hip and knee replacement surgeries are over the age of 55. However, these surgeries may be required at a younger age due to trauma or conditions that weaken the bone. Call us today at to schedule an assessment and discuss your treatment options. We will guide you through your options and help you to choose the best treatment for your needs.
What Can We Do?
The goal of hip and knee surgery is to re-surface the joint and alleviate range-of-motion issues caused by arthritis and other problems. Depending on your situation, this may involve relatively minor modifications to your existing joint, or a replacement where a synthetic joint will be installed to replace your natural joint.
In general, patients can expect a full recovery within 8 to 12 weeks. Treatment is accompanied by physical therapy, and these procedures boast a high success rate for 10 or even 20 years after the date of surgery. There is no reason to suffer from severe joint pain when these surgeries are available!
Call Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates today to discuss your specific situation and arrange a treatment plan that will help you to alleviate pain and restore strength and flexibility to your joints.