Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY, Newburgh, NY, Mt. Kisco, NY, Fishkill, NY, & Danbury, CT
Severe joint damage can be agonizingly painful and cause serious disability. However, the advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art implants that the surgeons at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group use make joint replacement an effective solution. The practice has four New York locations in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, with another in Danbury, Connecticut, where you can benefit from their expertise in performing advanced joint replacement procedures. Find out more by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online today.
Joint Replacement Q & A
What is joint replacement?
Joint replacement is a form of advanced surgery. Surgery might be necessary if you have a severe injury or damage to a joint that isn't repairable any other way.
Joint damage might be a consequence of:
- Acute trauma
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Osteonecrosis (bone death)
The wear-and-tear condition osteoarthritis is the most common problem that results in joint replacement surgery, but other forms of arthritis can also severely harm your joints.
What joint replacement surgery might I need?
Joint replacement of knees and hips is the most common, with around 790,000 knee replacements taking place in the United States every year. You can also undergo joint replacement surgery of the shoulder or ankle.
What kind of joint replacement surgeries are there?
There are several different types of joint replacement surgery available, including:
Total joint replacement
To perform a total joint replacement, your surgeon at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group takes off the ends of each bone in the joint before replacing them with prosthetic implants.
Partial joint replacement
It's possible to save the end of one of the bones if it's still healthy enough. Your surgeon removes the diseased part of the joint and replaces it, but you retain more natural bone.
Reverse total shoulder replacement
Regular total shoulder replacement may not be suitable for patients with certain severe shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff tear arthropathy where a large rotator cuff tear causes arthritis of the shoulder joint.
A better approach in such cases may be to reverse the position of the ball and socket when fitting the new components. This improves the stability of your shoulder joint while giving you a good functional range of motion.
Revision joint replacement
Revision surgery is a complex procedure that might be necessary if you already have a replacement joint, but it's causing problems.
How are joint replacement surgeries performed?
Your surgical team at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group has considerable expertise in using the most advanced techniques to carry out joint replacement surgeries.
Many of the modern joint replacement techniques may utilize special approaches, technology, or implants that are specially fitted to your joint.
If you have joint pain and other treatments aren't helping, call Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group or request an appointment online today.