Our goal at Bellevue Bone & Joint Physicians is to find relief and comfort for you and your family. When it comes to our Bellevue surgery, our orthopedists are sympathetic to the pain you feel from injuries or disorders, and will do what it takes to make you comfortable.
Additionally, they are experienced to perform the most complex surgeries, including total joint replacement. Throughout our blog, we are going to address five FAQs about total joint replacement:
What is total joint replacement?
When a joint is damaged because of the cartilage, it needs to be replaced with an artificial joint. This procedure can provide relief for the following joints:
Why is this procedure necessary?
It can be hard to live while your joint is in pain. The goal of this procedure is to relieve the pain and to strengthen your joint’s muscles.
How is total joint replacement performed?
You will be given anesthetics while the surgeon replaces the damaged parts of the joint. The materials used to replace the joint are designed to move and be flexible similar to a normal joint.
What is the recovery process?
We recommended you start using your new joint shortly after surgery, and we will give you the appropriate necessities to make your recovery as smooth and painless as possible. After surgery, your joint’s movement will begin to improve and feel comfortable.
Exercise is an important part for the recovery process, and we have excellent physical therapists who can design an exercise program for you.
Is this total joint replacement permanent?
Most people can expect to live pain-free with a total joint replacement, and the treatment can last to up a decade or more. Technology and techniques are advancing every day and we are committed to give you back the quality of life, pain-free!
Were we able to answer your questions? If not, please give us a call today and we will be happy to answer any concerns you may have!