Hip & Knee Replacement
When a knee or hip joint has been damaged to the point that it causes severe pain and cannot be restored to a functional level, it can be replaced with an artificial joint that can restore much of the function and decrease or eliminate pain. The artificial joints can be made of plastic, ceramic and/or metal. There are many different types of artifical joints. In general, the newer artificial joints offer improved function and increased durability.
Although joint replacement can be very successful surgery in the right patient, it is not the right choice for everyone. Many patients recommended for knee or hip replacement can avoid or postpone this surgery with alternative treatments including PRP injections. Dr Prodromos specializes in treating patients who wish to avoid joint replacement surgery.
For more information about knee replacement issues and alternatives, go here.
For more details on knee replacement, go here.
For more details on hip replacement, go here.