Joint replacement is a surgical procedure employed to replace the damaged joint with artificial implants and is usually performed when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or avascular necrosis
Joint replacement is a relatively safe procedure. Dr. William Petersilge has performed a large number of hip and knee joint replacements with positive results. However as with any surgery, joint replacement can be associated with a few complications. Some of the complications which can occur following a joint replacement surgery include infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels, loosening or instability of artificial components, wound irritation and wear of the artificial components.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint.
Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions
Getting a full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
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