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Persistent joint pain is the most common reason patients decide to undergo joint replacement. Whether the result of a prior injury, such as a fracture, or a degenerative disease, such as osteoarthritis, joint replacement may be the answer.
Though the most commonly replaced joints are the hip, knee, and shoulder, nearly any joint can be replaced with a fully functioning artificial implant.
While a procedure of this magnitude may generate some anxiety in patients considering the surgery, joint replacement can significantly improve your quality of life, mobility, and ability to participate in physical activities.
The joint replacement surgeons at OAK Orthopedics have extensive fellowship training and a wealth of experience in performing joint replacement surgeries, including total joint replacements, osteotomies, joint resurfacing procedures, and partial replacements.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms and conservative treatment methods have failed to alleviate your pain, you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery:
- Severe joint pain
- Joint pain that prevents you from resting or keeps you awake at night
- Joint pain that prohibits you from activity
- Joint pain that disrupts necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or walking
At OAK Orthopedics, our joint replacement specialists, Dr. Wesley Choy, Dr. Alexander Michalow, Dr. Michael Corcoran, Dr. Rajeev Puri, Dr. Eddie Jones Jr. Dr. Eric Varboncouer, and Dr. Tom Antkowiak, understand that joint pain can significantly impact your quality of life and prohibit you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Our joint replacement surgeons believe in patient education and a team approach to patient care so that you feel well informed and comfortable with your decisions.
The best way to determine whether joint replacement is right for you is to consult with one of our joint replacement surgeons at OAK Orthopedics. To schedule a consultation, please request an appointment online or call (815) 928-8050.