Dignity Health Medical Group
Symptoms of joint issues can vary. Some include:
An evaluation with an orthopedic doctor consists of a few elements:
1. Review of medical history to identify and discuss the extent of the pain. This discussion enables our providers to develop a customized, comprehensive care plan for patients.
2. Physical examination of the alignment, stability and strenth.
3. Imaging to include x-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) where needed.
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damanged join are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic, or ceramic device. Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and can lead patients to consider joint replacement surgery. Our providers are fellowship trained and have trained alongside some of the best doctors in the industry. They are trained to perform surgery with new robotic technology that enables a faster recovery time. Our team works in concert with the Dignity Health hospital team to provide patients the expertise and humankindness.
If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. Your hip may be stiff, and it may be hard to put on your shoes and socks. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting.
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful operations in all of medicine. Since the early 1960s, improvements in joint replacement surgical techniques and technology have greatly increased the effectiveness of total hip replacement. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 450,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States
If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down.
Knee replacement surgery was first performed in 1968. Since then, improvements in surgical materials and techniques have greatly increased its effectiveness. Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in 2017, more than 754,000 knee replacements were performed in the United States.