A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact. Joints are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support throughout our bodies. Most of us take for granted the thousands of motions that utilize our joints each day, unless you are suffering from joint pain. When our shoulders, hips, knees, and other joints become damaged from injury, arthritis, or wear and tear, even the slightest movement can become excruciating.
Determining whether to undergo joint replacement surgery is a big decision, but one that can result in a significantly improved lifestyle. Joint replacement surgery entails replacing a severely diseased joint—most commonly the hip, knee, and shoulder—with a well-designed and functional artificial implant. This procedure is necessary when considerable cartilage loss occurs in your joint, causing bone-on-bone friction, debilitation, and overbearing pain. At Orthopedics New England, our total joint specialists have specialized training and experience in diseases and injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints that may require reconstruction or replacement. Our surgeons cooperatively work together using highly developed techniques and procedures to ensure the best possible course of treatment and outcome for our patients. Recent technological advancements in joint replacement surgery have allowed our surgeons to provide better outcomes and quicker recovery times for patients. Examples of these developments include: more durable implants, less invasive surgical techniques, and enhanced implant designs.
If you are experiencing joint pain, Orthopedics New England specialists provide the highest level of care and treatment methods to restore your function and return you to health.
The following Orthopedics New England physicians specialize in total joint replacement:
• Sean E. Rockett, M.D.
• Agam A. Shah, M.D.
• Arthur F. Christiano, M.D., Total Shoulder Replacement
• Ethan M. Healy, M.D.
• Daniel B. Osuch, M.D.