If you have been suffering from persistent pain, stiffness, or mobility issues in your joints, you may want to consider joint replacement surgery. Hip and knee replacement surgeries are the most common procedures however care is also available for the shoulder, ankle, hand, elbow and foot.
Joint replacement surgeons in the Blue Ridge Region of EmergeOrtho work with each patient to determine their needs for surgery. You will receive the best joint replacement surgery care from one of our board-certified, fellowship-trained hip and knee or shoulder replacement surgeons to get you back to a functional life. The EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region orthopedic surgeons stay up to date on the newest techniques and innovations to improve the outcomes of our patients.
What is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement surgery, or joint arthroplasty, involves replacing an arthritic and dysfunctional joint surface with a mechanical prosthesis to relieve pain and restore the function of a damaged joint. Joint replacement is usually the last treatment suggestion when other treatments, such as physical therapy or injections, do not work. Typically, the cause of joint pain comes from arthritis, but other factors such as previous trauma and injuries, as well as other factors can contribute.
How to Tell if You Would Benefit from Total Joint Arthroplasty
The EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region specialists will work with each patient to determine if surgery will improve their function and quality of life. Before surgery, each patient will be evaluated and may be offered other treatment recommendations. If these do not improve your condition, surgery may be offered.
Symptoms that suggest you may benefit from surgery include:
- Pain not relieved with rest
- Pain through the day or night
- A deformity that blocks joint motion
- Inflammation or swelling
- No relief with nonsurgical treatments such as cortisone injections and physical therapy