Total Joint Replacement
What is Total Joint Replacement?
The knee and hip are joints that you use all the time. They help you walk, run, dance, and even sit. So when they hurt, it can really impact your life. When a painful knee or hip limits activities you can do, you and your doctor may decide that a total joint replacement is the right choice for you.
Total joint replacement can repair your joint so you can move more comfortably once again. This is surgery that treats a damaged joint (the site where two bones meet).
No matter what kind of joint pain you’re experiencing, North Colorado Medical Center can help you find a solution. We offer unparalleled orthopedic expertise to help you get back to everyday activities as quickly and successfully as possible. Take our assessment to learn more:
How Total Joint Replacement can help
Damage to the knee or hip joint is often caused by arthritis. This is when wear and tear, injury or disease breaks down parts of the joint, making movement stiff and painful. Total joint replacement replaces a damaged joint with a prosthesis (artificial joint). The new joint works much like a natural one. Until it heals, your new joint will have limited movement. You may also have some discomfort, but this discomfort should decrease with time.
Preparation, education and continuity of care are essential for optimum results in joint surgery. Communication is essential to this process. Here are some resources to help you have a successful experience: