Joint Replacement in Cartersville

Joint pain from arthritis affects millions of people every year. Symptoms can vary widely from mild joint discomfort to severe loss of motion and pain.

Conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, medication, and injections can sometimes relieve joint pain. However, if conservative treatments and therapies are unsuccessful, a surgical solution may be appropriate.

Total joint replacements are typically recommended to people with severe pain and loss of motion due to advanced arthritis. This is a surgical procedure where the damaged joint, such as a hip or knee, are removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. This prosthesis is designed to function like your own healthy joint once did.

Knee Replacement

knee pain

In a knee replacement, the damaged, arthritic knee joint is removed and replaced with a prosthesis. A knee replacement is most commonly used as surgical solution for people with severe arthritis. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types, and usually affect people over the age of 50.

When To See An Orthopedic Specialist

Symptoms such as pain in your knee, swelling and tightness around your knee, and loss of mobility can be a sign of joint damage. An evaluation by an orthopedic specialist can help you determine the cause of your knee pain and learn what treatment options are best for you.

Hip Replacement

hip pain

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure where the damaged or arthritic hip joint is taken out and replaced with prosthetic components. Hip replacements can be surgical solutions for people with sever arthritis who have not responded to conservative treatments. Arthritis is the leading cause of hip pain and usually affects people over the age of 50.

When To See An Orthopedic Specialist

Arthritis induced hip pain can affect much of your daily life. If you are having hip pain with normal activity such as sitting, sleeping, or walking, consider getting an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist. An evaluation with an orthopedic specialist will help determine the severity of the joint damage and learn what treatment options are available for you.

Request An Appointment

Request an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons to learn about your treatment options for joint pain.

It’s important to bring any x-rays and MRI reports with you. On the day of your appointment, be sure to also bring:

  • Driver’s License or valid ID
  • List of your prescribed medications
  • Insurance Information
  • Any other relevant medical records and information