If you’re experiencing knee or hip pain, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a Rothman Orthopaedist today by calling 800-321-9999 or click here to complete an online appointment request. During this consult, our physician will begin to determine the cause of your pain which may involve preliminary diagnostic tests such as x-rays, MRI and lab tests. These tests, along with a comprehensive history and physical examination will determine the next steps in your course of treatment which may include surgical or non-surgical interventions.
All of our Joint Service surgeons at Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital are specialty trained, experienced, and skilled in total joint replacement. In addition to their extensive residency training, each physician has undergone advanced subspecialty training and acquisition of skills in programs known as fellowships providing each with superior knowledge and expertise.
These world-renowned specialists train the orthopaedic surgeons of today and tomorrow, lecturing internationally, conducting webcasts and surgical satellite simulcasts to surgeons around the world, as well as those around the corner.
More information about Joint conditions and treatments along with a full listing of Rothman Institute providers can be found at the Rothman Institute Joint Service page.
A hip replacement is a surgery to remove the painful and damaged parts of the hip. The portions that are damaged are replaced with an artificial prosthesis that consists of a socket, ball and stem. Reasons necessitating a hip replacement could include osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, fractures or dislocations of the hip and/or aseptic bone necrosis, which is caused by damage to the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the bone.
An orthopedic surgeon may suggest hip replacement surgery for individuals who have damage to the joint caused by arthritis or an injury to the hip that creates difficulty in walking and participating in everyday activities.
Hip replacement surgery is performed through an incision over the side of the hip. The orthopedic surgeon removes any damaged portions of the socket surface before replacing the damaged or diseased bone with a prosthetic ball and socket joint.
The implant may be affixed with bone acrylic cement, which secures the implant to the bone or through Press-Fix or Biologic Fixation, a special porous coating that allows tissue to grow to the bone. Patients will begin rehabilitation with the assistance of a physical therapist within 24 hours of surgery.
Rothman Surgeons recommend that hip & knee joint replacement patients should avoid high-impact activities such as basketball, racquetball, jogging or gymnastics, but strongly encourage patients to continue activities such as walking, golf, swimming and bicycling.
Knee replacement surgery removes damaged bone and cartilage from the thighbone, shinbone and kneecap. These damaged areas are removed by our orthopedic surgeon and replaced with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastic and polymers.
This joint replacement surgery is recommended for individuals who experience difficulty walking or performing everyday activities such as getting dressed. The surgery may also be recommended for those with advanced joint disease. The surgery is performed through an incision over the knee.
The knee implant may be affixed using bone acrylic cement or with Press-Fix or Biologic Fixation, which uses a porous coating to allow tissue to affix to the bone. A combination method uses both the bone cement and biologic fixation.
Most patients return to normal activities within six weeks of the knee replacement surgery. High-impact activities such as jogging, basketball and racquetball should be avoided to increase the longevity of the replacement joint. Recommended activities include walking, golf, swimming and bicycling.
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