Joint pain and stiffness caused by conditions like ostheoarthritis and dysplasia can negatively impact quality of life and overall health for these individuals. If treatment such as weight control, physical therapy or medication fail to relieve pain, surgery may be the best option.
Surgery involves the removal of a large portion of the hip bone and placement of an artificial hip that uses a metal ball and a plastic socket.
The surgeon removes the damaged portion of the knee joint from the surface of the bones and then reshapes the surfaces to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint. While recovery times may vary, patients typically enjoy substantial pain relief and greatly improved function of the affected knee.
In shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components. The treatment options are either replacement of just the head of the humerus bone or replacement of both the ball and the socket.
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