joints

Joint Replacement

Total Hip

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If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. Your hip may be stiff, and it may be hard to put on your shoes and socks. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting.

If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking supports do not adequately help your symptoms, you may consider hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.

Total hip replacement is a very successful surgery for relief of pain and considerable improvement in function in patients suffering with osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis of the hip.
Dr. Augustin has had much success in providing relief in those patients who have had total hip replacements. Patients experience a much better quality of life after surgery with an increase in energy, better sleep, and an increase in social and recreational activities.


Total Knee

If you are experiencing the following symptoms you may need to discuss the possibility of a Total Knee

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  • You have pain that persists or recurs over time
  • Your knee aches during and after exercise
  • The pain prevents you from sleeping
  • You are not able to bend your knee
  • Your knees are stiff or swollen
  • Walking or climbing stairs is difficult
  • It is difficult getting in and out of chairs and bathtubs
  • You experience morning stiffness
  • You are no longer as mobile as in the past
  • Medication is not providing enough relief
  • Your knee stiffens up from sitting periods of time

Dr. Augustin will explore all of the conservative treatments with you. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, he may then suggest you consider total knee replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and help you resume normal activities.

A total knee replacement is an inpatient surgical procedure in which an knee joint is replaced with a prosthetic knee joint. Knee replacement surgery may be recommended for patients with arthritis or severe degeneration to the bone and cartilage in the knee. A knee replacement will relieve patients of arthritic pain, and will preserve the patient’s range of motion.

 


Partial Knee Replacement

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During knee replacement surgery, damaged bone and cartilage is resurfaced with metal and plastic components. In unicompartmental knee replacement (also called “partial” knee replacement) only a portion of the knee is resurfaced. This procedure is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients whose disease is limited to just one area of the knee.

Because a partial knee replacement is done through a smaller incision, patients usually spend less time in the hospital and return to normal activities sooner than total knee replacement patients.

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Shoulder Replacement

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Although shoulder joint replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, it is just as successful in relieving joint pain.

If nonsurgical treatments like medications and activity changes are no longer helpful for relieving pain, you may want to consider shoulder joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain and help you resume everyday activities.

When the normally smooth surfaces of the shoulder joint are severely damaged by arthritis or injury, shoulder replacement surgery is the most effective method for restoring comfort and function to the joint.

In shoulder replacement surgery, the doctor replaces the ends of the damaged upper arm bone and usually the shoulder bone or cap them with artificial surfaces lined with plastic or metal and plastic. Shoulder joint components may be held in place with cement. Or they may be made with material that allows new bone to grow into the joint component over time to hold it in place without cement.

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