3 Rivers Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic

Joint Replacement

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Hip joint and knee joint replacements are helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.

Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth, low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.

When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

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Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
Total Hip Replacement  Total Hip Replacement THR
Total Knee Arthroplasty Total Knee Replacement TKR
Uniknee Surgery Unicondylar (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement
Revision Knee Surgery Revision Knee Replacement RKR
Revision Hip Arthroplasty  Revision Hip Replacement RHR

 

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