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Joint Replacement

Utah Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Ogden, UT

If advanced arthritis has caused joint deformities or severe joint pain, it’s time to consider joint replacement surgery. The surgeons at Utah Orthopaedics specialize in joint replacement surgeries to repair damaged joints in your hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and fingers. The surgeons often use minimally invasive techniques to remove damaged joints without disturbing the surrounding tissues. Call the orthopaedic office in Ogden, Utah, today or schedule a consultation online to find out if you’re a candidate for joint replacement surgery.

Joint Replacement Q&A

What is a joint replacement?

Joint replacement is surgery to replace part or all of a damaged joint. This orthopaedic surgery is usually a last-resort treatment to relieve chronic joint pain and restore mobility in a damaged joint.

You’re probably a candidate for a joint replacement if you suffer from severe joint pain that hasn’t responded to nonsurgical treatment. You might also be a candidate for joint replacement surgery if your joints are deformed because of an injury or a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis.

What kind of joint replacement surgeries are available?

The Utah Orthopaedics team offers total joint replacement surgery to replace damaged structures in the major joints of your body, including your hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder.

The surgeries offered include:

  • Custom-fit knee replacement
  • Total knee joint replacement (TKR)
  • Total shoulder joint replacement (TSR)
  • Reverse total shoulder joint replacement
  • Minimally invasive (MIS) hip replacement using a direct anterior approach (DAA)
  • Total ankle joint replacement
  • Total elbow joint replacement
  • Total finger joint replacement

The surgical team also offers complex revision surgery for joint replacements. This surgery fixes a previous joint replacement surgery that wasn’t successful and still causes pain and dysfunction in the joint.

What happens during joint replacement surgery?

During joint replacement surgery, the Utah Orthopaedics surgeons use advanced surgical techniques to access the damaged joint.

Often, the team can perform minimally invasive surgery that uses small incisions to access and remove the damaged or diseased structures of your joint.

Minimally invasive joint replacement offers many benefits over traditional surgery, including less pain and a faster recovery time. There’s also less risk of scarring and developing complications after surgery.

After removing the damaged joint, your surgeon inserts artificial pieces that function just like your natural joint. They’re made of durable medical-grade materials to provide long-lasting joint function.

Following joint replacement surgery, you’ll need physical therapy or other rehabilitation to restore your joint’s strength and mobility. As you heal, you should experience significantly less chronic joint pain and be able to move your joint freely without discomfort.

Call Utah Orthopaedics today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to find out if you’re a candidate for joint replacement surgery.