Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by the loss of cartilage that covers the end of the bone. This leads to bone rubbing on bone and can cause constant pain. Treatment usually involves a combination of exercise, walking supports, anti-inflammatory medication, joint injections, and if necessary, joint replacement surgery.
- Total Knee Replacements
Normally a last case treatment option to help alleviate your chronic pain. A knee replacement covers the end of the bone with specific implants to help eliminate the pain caused by arthritis. Hospital stays for surgery are often as short as two nights with rehabilitative joint exercises as soon as the day after surgery. However, you will receive recovery instructions best suited to your own condition.
- Total Shoulder Replacement/Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements
As with a knee replacement, total shoulder replacements can help alleviate the pain associated with osteoarthritis in the shoulder. Reverse total shoulder replacements can be performed in patients with large, irreparable rotator cuff tears that develop a type of arthritis called rotator cuff arthropathy.
- Shoulder fractures/Other acute fractures
There are many other different conditions that we encounter when we’re on call that we are able to treat. We are well experienced and familiar with these types of bone fractures and can provide the best care to our patients to get them feeling better. Fractures are imperative to treat with care, because unmonitored stress to the afflicted area could cause a complete break, requiring longer and more lifestyle altering treatments to heal.
For further information about certain conditions, please visit Orthoinfo.org