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Total Joint Replacement

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Total joint surgery involves the replacement of a "worn out" joint with an "artificial" joint. Surgical treatment usually includes removal of bone and replacement of the diseased joint with metal and plastic. This can reduce or eliminate your pain and return you to your active lifestyle.

Joint replacement surgery may become necessary when badly damaged joints no longer move properly and cause severe pain. This most commonly occurs because of degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or post traumatic arthritis arising from injuries. Surgical treatment is undertaken only after the patient has tried non-surgical treatments, such as medication, the use of a cane, the loss of excessive body weight or modification of activity level.