Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Total joint replacement surgery replaces the joints with a variety of metal, ceramic or plastic implants. It has been successful at reducing pain and restoring function in many people.

Total joint replacement surgery is often used to care for people who have:

Severe osteoarthritis

A degenerative joint disease in which cartilage deteriorates, causing pain, stiffness, deformity and joint swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis

An autoimmune disease in which the joint lining becomes inflamed.

The most common joint replacement surgeries performed are for hips and knees.  Though people ages 65 or older have a higher rate of osteoarthritis, an increasing number of younger adults are candidates – sometimes the result of obesity, excessive alcohol use and injuries.

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