Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain and disability in the shoulder, hip, and knee joints. When you have tried non-surgical treatments and they no longer help to relieve your joint pain, you might be a candidate for joint replacement surgery.
At Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster (OAL), our orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience in shoulder, hip, and knee joint replacement surgery, including:
Joint replacement surgery involves removing the damaged portion of the hip, knee or shoulder and replacing it with an artificial joint that allows for pain-free movement.
Our doctors may perform a partial knee replacement using the unicompartmental method for patients who have arthritis on only one surface of the knee. In this procedure, only the damaged surface of the knee joint is replaced, rather than the entire joint, which minimizes trauma to healthy bone and tissue.
Hip and knee revision surgery is performed to remove a previously implanted artificial joint and replace it with a new one. Revision arthroplasty may be necessary for a number of reasons. The artificial joint may loosen, infection may develop in the joint, one of the bones around the joint may be fractured, or part of the implant may break or wear down.
To learn more about various surgical options, also check out the American Association of Orthopedic Knee and Hip Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
At OAL, our mission is to minimize your pain and maximize your joint function. With appropriate and timely treatment, follow up after surgery and a total rehabilitation program, we can achieve these optimal results. Call (717) 299-4871 for Lancaster, Willow Street or Spooky Nook Sports offices or (717) 277-7005 for our Lebanon office. If you prefer, you can also request an appointment online.
Anterior Hip Replacement
Anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive technique that will benefit you in several ways, including smaller incisions, reduced from the traditional 8 inches to just under 4 inches. The result? You may heal more quickly and experience less pain.
For more information on anterior hip replacement, call (717) 299-4871 for Lancaster, Willow Street or Spooky Nook Sports offices or (717) 277-7005 for our Lebanon office. If you prefer, you can also request an appointment online.