Treatments & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Joint Replacements

Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability which leads patients to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones either from arthritis, fractures, or another condition

Total joint replacement surgery takes a few hours and is performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery center. During the surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from your joint and replaced with prosthetic parts made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. These parts mimic the shape and movement of a natural joint. The majority of patients are able to perform daily activities more easily after joint replacement surgery. Most people can expect their joint replacement to last for many years, providing them with an improved quality of life that includes less pain, along with improved motion and strength that would not have been possible otherwise.

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