What is Joint Replacement?
Joint replacement surgery is a surgical procedure where a joint in the body is removed and replaced due to damage of the joint through wear and tear, injury or arthritis with an artificial joint called prosthesis.
Types of Joint Replacements
Christian Hospital offers partial and total joint replacement procedures including:
Benefits of Joint Replacement Surgery
Pain relief is the major benefit of having a joint replaced. Replacing a joint can also provide increased mobility and range of motion. Most people after joint replacement can resume doing activities they love with little or no pain in the new joint.
Risks of Joint Replacement Surgery
The following are complications and risks for joint replacement surgery:
- Blood clots
- Dislocation or joint failure
- Nerve injury
- Unresolved pain
For more information on joint replacement or to meet with an orthopedic surgeon, call Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or email us.