If you live with a chronic hip condition, shoulder problem, or knee injury, joint resurfacing offers a promising, bone-preserving alternative to more extensive joint replacement. While both surgeries involve healing a joint in your body, a joint resurfacing procedure keeps your joint intact.
At Dignity Health Central California, we consider your entire well-being when suggesting an orthopedic surgery or treatment. The goal of joint resurfacing is movement without pain, so you can get back to your active lifestyle. Find a Doctor to see if joint resurfacing in Central California can offer improvement for your orthopedic condition.
Reasons for Joint Resurfacing Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
Our orthopedic surgeons commonly recommend joint resurfacing for chronic joint pain. Unlike joint replacement, which removes part or all of the joint, resurfacing means trimming, shaping, and capping it with man-made materials.
Joint resurfacing may help if your joint pain is caused by inflammatory or traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, dysplasia, or osteonecrosis. Your doctor will review your medical history and condition to see if this surgery is right for your unique needs and goals.
What to Expect with Joint Resurfacing
During joint resurfacing, your Dignity Health Central California orthopedic surgeon will make an incision in the area surrounding the affected joint. The extent of the incision and the time it takes to do your surgery depends on your particular condition.
Physical therapy will help you heal, strengthen your joint, and improve movement. For several weeks after surgery, you can expect to use crutches to get around if you have hip resurfacing or knee resurfacing.
To determine if joint resurfacing can help you find pain relief, speak to one of our caring experts today.
The orthopedic team at Dignity Health Central California provides a variety of treatment options for joint pain, including joint resurfacing, in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.