Severe joint pain is the most common reason patients undergo a joint replacement procedure. Whether your pain is a result of an old injury, of a degenerative condition like arthritis or osteoarthritis, or of a fracture, joint replacement procedures may be the recommended treatment option.
Nearly any joint in the body can be replaced with a fully functioning artificial implant, but the most common joint replacements are of the hip, knee, or shoulder.
At Shady Grove Orthopaedics, our joint replacement doctors specialize in joint replacement surgeries, including total joint replacements, osteotomies, partial replacements, and joint resurfacing procedures.
When Should You See a Joint Replacement Doctor?
You may be a candidate for a joint replacement surgery if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Severe joint pain
- Pain in the joint that keeps you awake at night
- Joint discomfort that prevents you from participating in recreational activities
- Joint pain that limits your ability to conduct necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or standing up
- You have attempted more conservative treatment methods, such as exercise or therapy, without success
Joint revision surgeries may be necessary for younger individuals who demand a lot from their joints or for patients with older implants that may have worn down significantly over time through mechanics or by friction. If the implant used in your joint replacement loosens, wears, or becomes infected, the affected joint may become swollen and painful. When this occurs, a joint revision procedure may be recommended to remove the old implant and replace it with new components. It may be time to consult with a joint revision surgeon if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Joint revision surgery is a complex procedure that requires an experienced and skilled surgeon, extensive preparation and the use of special implants and tools. Our joint revision surgeons at Shady Grove Orthopaedics have undergone additional advanced training to perform joint revision replacement surgeries and will work with you to develop a treatment plan to address your individual needs. If you are suffering from severe joint pain from a previous joint replacement procedure, consult with a joint doctor at Shady Grove Orthopaedics by calling (301) 340-9200 for an appointment.
At Shady Grove Orthopaedics, we understand that pain in your joints can make simple, everyday tasks difficult.
To consult with one of our joint replacement & revision doctors, please request an appointment online, or call (301) 340-9200.
Why Choose Shady Grove Orthopaedics?
Our joint replacement surgeons at Shady Grove Orthopaedics have completed additional training, specifically in joint replacement. With this advanced training, our joint replacement surgeons, Andrew W. Bender, M.D., Mark A. Peterson, M.D., and Brett J. Hampton, M.D., have the training, experience, and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your joint replacement condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our joint replacement & revision surgeons, please request an appointment online, or call (301) 340-9200.