Arthritis is a painful condition that occurs due to breakdown of cartilage within your joint. Joint Arthroplasty ("Joint Replacement Surgery") successfully alleviates pain and improves the function of people who suffer from arthritis. Orthopedic Associates of Hartford specialize in replacement surgery of all joints, including the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, and spine.

Treatments

Total and partial joint replacement has become common for diseases of the hip, knee, elbow, hand, wrist, and ankle. These procedures use metal alloys, high-grade plastics, and polymetric materials. Orthopedic surgeons can replace a painful, dysfunctional joint with a highly functional, long-lasting prosthesis. Over the past half-century, there have been many advances in the design, construction, and implantation of artificial joints, resulting in a high percentage of successful long-term outcomes. Conditions that may benefit from joint replacement include:

  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)
  • Failed previous replacement surgery

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