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Joint Replacement

Joint replacement can be an effective treatment for patients who have tried other measures to no avail. Patients who develop severe osteoarthritis – when the loss of cartilage in a joint causes two bones to rub painfully against each other – are often good candidates for joint replacement. During the procedure, the original joint is replaced with a prosthetic joint that doctors fit precisely to your body. When appropriate, we use minimally invasive techniques to limit the size of the incision and speed patient recovery. Joints that are commonly replaced include the hip, shoulder, knee, and wrist.

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I’m getting a joint replaced. Will I still be able to be active after I recover?

You will likely be able to resume most of your usual activities. Your doctor may suggest that you avoid contact sports, such as running, after a knee or hip replacement.

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I’m getting surgery. How long will it take me to recover?

Your recovery time will depend on the nature of your injury or condition, your age, and the effort you put in to physical therapy. While the initial recovery phase for many operations takes approximately 6 weeks, it may take up to a year for you to fully regain your strength.

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Will I be able to resume my daily activities?

Our goal is to return our patients to their previous level of activity, pain free. While it may take time for you to recover, we will do our best to restore you to full functionality so you can work, live, and play without pain.