Joint reconstructive surgery is set of orthopedic surgical procedures performed to fix a joint that is damaged beyond natural healing and is causing significant pain and severely reduced mobility. If you experience severe pain in a joint like your hip or knee and have not gotten adequate results through medications, physical therapy, and other treatments, a joint reconstruction surgery may be able to help you.
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Joint reconstruction surgery is simply the reconstruction of the collective musculoskeletal architecture of a joint. By performing reconstructive procedure, doctors can restore the patient’s joint to its proper function and decrease the painful symptoms he or she may be experiencing from the damaged joint.
Joint reconstruction may require small repairs to the damaged joint or a total joint replacement. It is essential to accurately relay your condition, medical history, and symptoms to your physician to receive the best-suited treatment because not all types of joint reconstruction procedures are meant for every patient. The type of reconstruction procedure you need will depend on the severity of damage to your joint, your age and lifestyle, and your medical conditions.
Joint Reconstruction Surgical Procedures Offered at Movement Orthopedics
There are a variety of joint reconstruction surgeries performed at Movement Orthopedics. Two of the most common procedures are hip replacements and knee replacements. Let’s take a look at what these procedures are and how Movement Orthopedics offers state-of-the-art options when performing these procedures.
- Hip Replacement This type of procedure is performed on patients who have a hip joint that is beyond repair through natural healing or other treatments. During the procedure, the surgeon will replace the damaged parts of the hip with prosthetic components. The artificial pieces will perform the functions of the damaged parts so the hip can function as it’s supposed to. A hip replacement can be partial (only parts of the damaged hip are replaced) or total (all parts of the damaged hip are replaced). The type of procedure right for a patient depends on the location and severity of the damage. Hip arthroplasty is a minimally invasive method of performing a hip replacement. It allows surgeons to perform the surgery with less damage to surrounding tissue and muscle. This results in less complications, less pain for the patient, quicker recovery, and shorter hospital stays. Movement Orthopedics routinely perform hip arthroplasties.
- Knee Replacement Similar to a hip replacement, a knee replacement is performed when a knee joint is beyond repair through natural healing or other treatments. This surgery involves resurfacing the knee bones and using prosthetics to replace damaged parts. A knee replacement can be partial (only parts of the damaged knee are replaced) or total (all parts of the damaged knee are replaced). Your surgeon will determine which procedure is right for you depending on the severity of the damage in the knee. A robotic knee surgery is a minimally invasive knee replacement procedure regularly performed at Movement Orthopedics. Robotic knee surgery involves robotic assistance in performing the joint surgery which leads to more precision and accuracy during the procedure. This ultimately leads to better surgical results. Similar to a hip arthroplasty, a robotic knee surgery results in less complications, less pain for the patient, and a quicker recovery.
Movement Orthopedics treats a variety of orthopedic conditions through a variety of effective treatments such as medications, physical therapy, PRP therapy, stem cell treatment, and joint reconstruction surgery. If you’re in need of medical attention for an orthopedic issue, call our friendly team at (586) 436-3785. You may also request an appointment online.