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. At Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, we specialize in replacement surgery of all joints, including the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, and spine.
The joint replacement specialists of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford operate at the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital and the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI), located within St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. OAH is proud to partner with these two outstanding institutes. Our physicians are founding members of these institutions and lead and deliver superior care at these renowned medical facilities. Click here to learn more about these two leading hospitals.
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 polymeric 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
Below are some videos that may help you better understand your condition and/or procedures to correct issues:
- Diagnostic Knee Arthroscopy
- High Tibial Osteotomy
- Loose Body Removal
- MPFL Reconstruction
- Meniscus Problems - Meniscus Transplant
- Meniscus Problems - Torn Meniscus Repair
- Meniscus Problems - Torn Meniscus Trimming
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain - Drilling/Microfracture
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain - Patella Realignment
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain - Removal of Damaged Cartilage
- Patella (Knee Cap) Pain - Removal of Painful Plica
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Synovial Problems - Removal Of Painful Plica
- Synovial Problems - Removal of Inflamed Synovium
- Torn ACL - Allograft Graft
- Torn ACL - Anatomic Footprint ACL Reconstruction
- Torn ACL - Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft
- Torn ACL - Hamstring Graft
- Torn ACL - Quadriceps Tendon Graft
- Total Knee Replacement
Click here to learn about two of the most common joint replacement treatment options:
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