Total Joint Replacement
As we age, arthritis and other degenerative conditions can cause a great deal of pain in your joints. The pain can become disabling, holding you back from the activities you enjoy. Even walking or raising your arm can be painful.
As one of the leading centers for joint replacement in the southwestern United States, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute's joint replacement surgeons help thousands of people each year return to active lifestyles. But surgery is not usually the first approach.
Tucson Orthopaedic surgeons begin with conservative management, prescribing medication, physical therapy, or improved nutrition, to manage pain and attempt to slow the wearing away of the joint's cushion. When this approach is no longer effective, joint replacement surgery may be recommended. As with all surgery, there are risks to consider.
New surgical techniques using smaller incisions can offer shorter hospital stays and recovery periods. The physicians at Tucson Orthopaedic are on the forefront of these advances. However, no one technique is right for everyone. At Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, a careful examination and consultation always precedes any recommendation. We do joint replacement for all extremities.
Common joint replacement procedures include: