Pain and discomfort in you hip hinders your mobility, which can have a drastic impact on your quality of life. If your hip is damaged due to a fracture or arthritis, hip replacement surgery will likely be recommended. The Joint Institute at ARMC specializes in posterior and anterior hip replacement surgery.
Anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure requiring a small incision that doesn’t cut muscles from the pelvis or upper leg bone. The result of this type of surgery is less pain and a quicker recovery time. The incision in posterior hip surgery is still relatively small, however it does require cutting muscle to access the hip. The muscles are reattached after the implant is placed.
Hundreds of thousands of hip replacement surgeries are performed yearly. It may become necessary if activities such as walking, sitting, or even resting become painful.
So if you have hip pain, come talk to one of our highly trained hip surgeons and discuss which type of procedure is right for you.
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of reasons: arthritis, a sprain, a strain. However, when a knee is so severely damaged by disease or injury such as osteoarthritis, surgery will probably be needed. Depending on the severity of the damage to the knee, there are a few different options that AtlantiCare’s knee specialists have. Arthroscopic knee surgery may be done first to see inside the knee and determine the cause of the pain. Then they decide if you need total knee replacement surgery or partial knee replacement surgery.
To perform total knee replacement surgery, we use a minimally invasive procedure. This means a smaller incision, and less discomfort since we don’t cut the quadriceps muscle or dislocate the kneecap to implant the replacement knee. Plus, the recovery time is much faster than the conventional option.
If the knee pain you’re experiencing is only on one side of the knee, you may need a partial knee replacement. This is also done via a minimally invasive surgery. You have less blood loss and a greater amount of healthy bone and soft tissue are preserved. Recovery and rehabilitation time is greatly reduced, and in many cases, patients can walk using a cane within a few days.
Knee replacements are very common. In fact, nearly 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. If you’re experiencing knee pain, relief could be just a phone call away.
Shoulder pain can mean a variety of possibilities. Arthritis, rotator cuff tear or bone spurs, shoulder impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, or maybe a dislocated shoulder. When you’re experiencing pain, come to the Joint Institute at ARMC and see a shoulder specialist. They can determine the right course to take.
If the pain is chronic and long-lasting, it very well may require shoulder replacement surgery. This type of surgery involves removing the bones of the shoulder joint and replacing them with artificial joint parts. We use the latest techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, which has the potential for less pain and a faster recovery time. Due to the nature and area of the joint, patients will always have a recovery period, but the success rate for relieving pain and giving you back your full motion is high.
Come to AtlantiCare and talk to one of our orthopedic specialists.