Do you suffer from severe joint pain or stiffness? Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure offered at Ogden Clinic in Utah to help patients restore movement and reduce pain. Joints are a vital component of movement as they connect the ends of two or more bones. There are a variety of joints in the human body including hinge joints, like the knee, and ball-and-socket joints, like the shoulder. Each joint is necessary for the body to move correctly.
Damaged joints can restrict movement, cause severe pain, and lead to disability. To remedy these effects, orthopedic specialists at Ogden Clinic may need to complete a total joint replacement. During surgery, the damaged joint is removed and a device, called a prosthesis, is put in its place. A prosthesis is designed to reproduce the movement of a normal, healthy joint and is most commonly made from metal, plastic, or ceramic. The orthopedic specialists at Ogden Clinic perform a variety of total joint replacement surgeries, including hip, knee (total knee arthroplasty), shoulder, elbow, wrist, and ankle replacements.
During a total joint replacement surgery, an Ogden Clinic orthopedic specialist will remove any damaged cartilage and bone to make room for the prosthesis. The prosthesis is shaped similar to the original joint to allow for the most natural movement. Once the surgery is complete, each patient will undergo some amount of recovery and rehabilitation until the body adjusts to the new joint.
Total joint replacement is a treatment option for patients who suffer from severe joint pain and restricted movement caused by arthritis, injuries to the joints such as fractures, or another type of debilitating condition. The pain is typically caused by damaged cartilage that lines the ends of the bones. When medication or physical therapy fail to relieve these symptoms, total joint replacement surgery may be the best option.
Are you looking for a treatment option for your joint pain? Contact us at Ogden Clinic in Utah to learn more about total joint replacement surgery options for your condition.