Total Joint Specialists
Hip and Knee Replacement in the Greater Atlanta Area
Joint replacement surgery offers an effective solution to the most severe forms of joint pain. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Total Joint Specialists use state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate and perform joint replacement surgery. Modern techniques often allow for smaller incisions, better outcomes, and faster recovery times with considerably less pain. Some joint replacement cases may benefit from robotic-assisted systems to aid in the surgery, such as the Mako® and VELYS™, offering a complete line of individually customized options. To find out more, call the office in Midtown Atlanta, Alpharetta, Braselton, Canton, Cumming, Gainesville, Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, or Woodstock, Georgia, or request an appointment online.
Joint Replacement Surgery Q&A
What is joint replacement surgery?
Joint replacement surgery involves removing diseased or damaged areas of the bones in your joints and replacing them with metal, plastic, or ceramic parts known as a prosthesis.
Depending on how badly damaged the bones are and which joint is involved, your surgeon at Total Joint Specialists can perform total joint replacement surgery. Total joint replacement resurfaces most or all the bones in the joint, whereas with partial joint replacement, your surgeon only removes the affected area, leaving any healthy bone in place.
Partial joint replacement surgery can speed up the healing process and reduce the time you need to spend on rehabilitation after your surgery. However, it's only suitable if there's enough healthy bone to retain.
Why would I need joint replacement surgery?
Joint damage resulting from arthritis or injury can cause unrelenting chronic pain and significantly reduce your mobility, making it difficult to accomplish routine activities. Even getting yourself dressed in the morning or going down the stairs can be overwhelming. Joint replacement surgery relieves your pain and gets you moving again.
Your surgeon at Total Joint Specialists is likely to recommend joint replacement surgery if medication, bracing, physical therapy, joint injections, and other non-surgical treatments fail to relieve your symptoms or stop being effective.
Joint replacement surgery could help you if you're unable to complete routine daily tasks without assistance and you have severe pain that prevents you from sleeping properly, walking, or using the affected joint.
What does joint replacement surgery involve?
There are numerous options for joint replacement surgery thanks to continued advancements in surgical techniques and technology, and the materials used in joint replacement. As techniques have improved, the surgical approach has become much smaller than older traditional techniques. This has the following advantages:
- Smaller incisions
- Less blood loss
- Minimal damage to muscles and soft tissues
- Decreased risk of post-surgical infection
- Reduced post-surgical pain
- Faster recovery
- Minimal scarring
The Total Joint Specialists team specializes in knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle replacement surgery with board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons.
To benefit from superior joint replacement surgery, call Total Joint Specialists today or request an appointment online.