Joint replacement surgery
Joint replacement surgery is eliminating a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is commonly done by a doctor called an orthopaedic (or-tho-PEE-dik) surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the entire joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.
The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.
- Track 1-1 Hemiarthroplasty
- Track 2-2 Total joint replacement
- Track 3-3 Partial knee replacement
- Track 4-4 Total shoulder replacement
- Track 5-5 Total elbow replacement