Joint Replacement

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.

Common Conditions

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

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