Hips and knees are by far the most commonly replaced joints in the U.S. Joint replacement involves removing damaged bone and cartilage and replacing them with artificial components made from metal and plastic to relieve joint pain and restore mobility .
Although a total joint replacement—also known as arthroplasty—is usually necessary only when other treatments have failed, research strongly suggests that most patients have less pain and enjoy life more after undergoing an arthroplasty. If conservative treatment methods like anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, or physical therapy have failed to resolve your hip or knee pain, then you may be a candidate for total joint replacement.
Surgeons have been replacing joints since the 1960s, and now perform approximately one million hip and knee replacements every year in the United States. Our surgeons at Mendelson Kornblum have improved the lives of countless patients by performing these safe and effective procedures on knees, hips and other joints.
Our coordinated team at Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics is here to make the process as easy as possible so you can focus on feeling your best. We will help you set goals, manage your expectations and monitor your progress every step of the way.
If chronic hip or knee pain impairs your life, consult with one of Mendelson Kornblum’s orthopedic surgeons to see if you are a candidate for total joint replacement. Call our office and request an appointment today.