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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 Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center, our total joint specialists work together as a team to ensure the best possible course of treatment and outcome for each patient. Our surgeons have specialized training and experience in diseases and injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints that may require reconstruction or replacement. Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center specialists provide state-of-the-art pre-operative and post-operative care, as well as long-term follow up care. Please be assured that our specialists always strive to use conservative treatment methods to help safely return you to activity before considering surgery.
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 thinking about undergoing total joint replacement, Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center surgeons continue to provide the highest level of care, making them the leading authority in total joint replacement management.