Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic physicians have performed
thousands of total hip and knee replacement surgeries utilizing
state-of-the-art techniques. While all surgeries involve risks,
most patients requiring surgery experience less pain and increased
mobility after the procedure.
degeneration may stem from a number of causes including trauma,
congenital conditions, arthritic conditions and other causes.
surgery involves removing the femoral head (the end of the
bone connected to the pelvis), replacing it with a composite
metal and plastic rod and ball, and inserting a composite
cup into the hip socket of the pelvis.
surgery involves removing the diseased surfaces of the arthritic
knee and replacing these surfaces with artificial components.
This may include the undersurface of the knee cap, but frequently
it does not. A cobalt-chromium metal component that has the
general shape of the upper knee surface is tightly fit to
the upper portion of the knee. The lower knee surface is replaced
with a metal-backed plastic surface that articulates with
the smooth metal surface of the upper component, and acts
as a new joint surface.