Joint ReplacementsHip, knee and shoulder replacements and resurfacing
Hip pain and reduction of hip mobility comes about most often from arthritis in its various forms: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis. Hip replacement surgery with West Idaho Orthopedics may be the right choice if your everyday activities are limited because of hip pain and stiffness, if anti-inflammatory drugs don’t provide much relief and if the pain continues even when you’re resting.
Modern orthopedic medicine has produced a new technique for hip replacement called hip resurfacing. This procedure is different from traditional hip replacement in that the femoral head is not removed, but instead capped with a metal covering, which may allow for a more normal walking pattern and range of motion. The bone and cartilage within the socket is treated as it would be in a traditional hip replacement procedure.
The knee is a crucial joint for many daily activities. If injury or arthritis causes consistent pain and consistently inhibits activity, knee replacement surgery from West Idaho’s surgeons may be the right choice. The surgery corrects the worn or damaged surfaces in the knee joint. Our doctors will examine your knee for mobility, strength and swelling in helping you decide the best course of action.
Shoulder Joint Replacement
While shoulder replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, its effectiveness is similar. More than 50,000 people have shoulder replacement surgery each year, according to AAOS, which removes and replaces the damaged portions of the joint. the surgery can either replace just the head of the humerus bone or replace both ball and socket of the joint.