Joint Replacement Seminar
If joint pain leaves you in agony and interferes with your quality of life, it’s a good time to learn about treatment options. Minimally invasive surgical options can have faster healing times to help you get back to an active life. Watch our video to learn more.
What Causes Joint Pain?
Joint pain can affect one or more joints. It can range from mild discomfort to chronic and severe pain in the shoulders, hips, elbows and knees. It can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions including the following:
- Rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints. It can also affect the eyes, mouth and lungs
- Lupus – an autoimmune disease that attacks healthy tissues and affects the skin, joints, kidneys, brain and other organs
- Bursitis – inflammation of the cushioning pads around joints
- Chondromalacia patellae – the breakdown of the cartilage in the knee cap
- Gout – a common and painful form of arthritis that happens when uric acid builds up in the body. It occurs when the uric acid turns into needle-like crystals and deposits in the joint
- Infectious diseases, such as mumps, influenza and hepatitis
- Fracture – a break in the bone
- Osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis that is often related to aging and most frequently occurs in the hands, hips and knees
- Osteomyelitis – a bone infection caused by bacteria but can also be caused by fungi or other germs
- Septic arthritis – a condition that develops when bacteria or microorganisms spread through the blood to a joint
- Tendinitis – inflammation of the tendon
- Strains or sprains – an injury to the ligaments around a joint due to overstretching
Watch our video to differentiate a healthy knee from an arthritic knee and learn more about our innovative solutions for joint pain.
Ignoring the pain won’t make it go away. There are many treatment options available for you to try depending on the cause and severity of your joint pain. Be sure to consult with your doctor to discuss your condition. These treatment options may include the following:
- Anti-inflammatory oral, injectable or topical medications
- Lifestyle and weight management
- Use of assistive items such as a cane or walker
- Home remedies such as heat or cold therapy
- Physical therapy
When to Consider Joint Replacement Surgery
- Have you had multiple arthroscopic surgeries?
- Are you less active because of joint pain?
- Does joint pain keep you from doing the things you want to do?
- Is joint pain affecting your ability to walk upstairs?
- Is joint pain affecting your ability to get a good night’s sleep?
Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery is a procedure that allows surgeons to remove damaged or diseased parts of a joint and replace them with new, man-made parts or prosthetics. Artificial knee and hip implants are made up of metal and medical-grade plastic called polyethylene or ceramic parts. The surgeon may not remove the whole joint and may choose to replace or fix only the damaged parts.
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MAKO Robotic Arm-Assisted Technology for Joint Replacement Surgery
Mako SmartRoboticsTM is a modern technology designed to help provide solutions for knee pain. It uses a 3D computed tomography (CT)-based planning software that helps our orthopedic doctors understand the anatomy of our patients and design personalized joint replacement surgical plans.
During the procedure, an orthopedic surgeon replaces your injured or deformed joint with an artificial body part (prosthetics). Mako robotic-assisted technology that may give surgeons a precise approach to surgery that may help protect healthy bones.
Joint replacement surgery is performed when pain and stiffness make your daily activities difficult or impossible, and less invasive methods — such as medication or physical therapy — haven’t been effective.