Joint Replacement Surgery Manhattan, NYC

Total joint replacement surgery (total joint arthroplasty) is a major surgery that removes an existing compromised joint, and replaces it with an artificial joint, usually made of metal and plastic. It is used in extreme cases where intense trauma has occurred, or bone deterioration makes other treatments ineffective.

If you suffer from the following conditions, knee replacement surgery may be an option for you:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Severe complications from a previous joint surgery
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shattered bones or a complex fracture as the result of trauma
  • badly damaged or torn tissues surrounding the joint

Only a qualified orthopaedic surgeon can determine if you require joint replacement surgery. If you live in the Manhattan, New York area, consider the Columbia Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine. We have no average doctors on our staff. Each doctor is recognized as an expert in his field.

What happens in joint replacement surgery? First an incision will be made to reveal the joint. Then the damaged tissue and effected joint will be removed.  Next the remaining surfaces are prepared to hold the artificial joint. Finally, the replacement joint is attached to the effected  bones with cement or a special material.

Following your doctor's instructions is crucial to making a successful recovery. The length of recovery time will depend on the joint that has been replaced, and your bodies ability to heal. Some joint replacement surgery requires as long as a year before the original function is restored, others may offer recovery in at little as six months.

When undergoing a surgery of this nature, it is imperative to have an orthopaedic surgeon who is experienced and knowledgeable. Columbia Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine has a team of exceptional surgeons-- each trained in the latest orthopaedic surgery procedures. The first step to recovery is to call and set up an appointment today. Why live with pain if you don't have to?