Joint Replacement in Georgia

Joint Replacement

If you are experiencing chronic pain and decreased mobility due to arthritis, your doctor may suggest joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery from a qualified orthopedic surgeon can help to eliminate your pain and improve your quality of life.

Experienced Surgeons

Quality Orthopedic Care

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. At Georgia Bone & Joint, our surgeons specialize in a variety of joint conditions and can provide the best possible care for you. Conservative treatment methods such as physical therapy, medication, and injections can sometimes relieve joint pain; if these are unsuccessful, a surgical solution may be appropriate. Our team is highly qualified in performing a variety of joint replacement surgeries to improve your quality of life.

When is Joint Replacement Surgery Needed?

Common Causes Leading to Total Joint Replacement

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, is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. This prosthesis is designed to function like your own healthy joint once did. Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteonecrosis, and Post-Traumatic Arthritis are common causes that can lead to total joint replacement.
  • Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis which happens over time when the cartilage wears away and joints become painful and stiff.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease that causes joint inflammation and deformity, often in the fingers and wrists.
  • Osteonecrosis is when there is a lack of blood supply due to a fracture or dislocation to the joint causing the surface of the bone to collapse and start developing arthritis.

Joint Replacement FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that considering joint replacement surgery is a difficult decision. To help make the process easier, we've compiled answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about joint replacement surgery.
How do I best prepare for joint replacement surgery?
To best prepare for joint replacement surgery, patients should:
-Show up to pre-op appointments and follow all the doctor's orders.
-Stop taking any medications, supplements, or herbal remedies that might get in the way of the surgery or healing process.
-Eat right and exercise leading up to the date of surgery.
What are the risks of joint replacement surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is generally very successful and has a low risk of complications. However, there are some risks associated with joint replacement surgery. These include infection, blood clots, bleeding, nerve damage, stiffness or instability in the new joint, and loosening of the prosthesis over time. Your doctor will discuss these risks with you beforehand so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with the procedure.
What is the recovery period after joint replacement surgery?
The recovery period following joint replacement surgery typically takes six to twelve weeks, depending on the type of surgery and the individual patient. During this time, patients may need to limit their activities while physical therapy is underway in order to ensure proper healing. After physical therapy is completed, patients can gradually increase their activity level as tolerated and instructed by their doctor.
Will I need physical therapy?
Physical therapy is an important part of joint replacement surgery recovery. Physical therapy helps to reduce pain, improve the range of motion and strength in the affected joint, as well as restore any lost function. Additionally, physical therapy can help you learn how to move and use your new joint safely and correctly while helping to prevent future injuries or issues.
How much does joint replacement surgery cost?
The cost of joint replacement surgery can vary widely depending on the type of joint being replaced, the complexity of the procedure, and the type of insurance coverage you have. Our staff can provide more information about the cost of your specific procedure.

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Are you looking to learn more about a joint replacement surgery? Contact Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons today!