Whether you have just begun exploring treatment options or have already decided to have total knee replacement surgery, we here at West Idaho Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, serving Boise and the surrounding areas, hope this information will help you understand more about this valuable procedure and help you make the best decision for you.
If nonsurgical treatments like medications and activity changes are no longer helpful for relieving pain, you may want to consider shoulder joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain and help you resume everyday activities.
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.