Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacement Surgery
A multitude of illnesses, such as arthritis, fractures, or other diseases, can damage the articular cartilage, which lines the ends of the bones and causes joint pain. A joint replacement can improve a patient's mobility and lessen pain. Parts of an arthritic or diseased joint are surgically removed and replaced with a prosthesis in a total joint replacement (a metal, ceramic or plastic device). The prosthesis mimics the joint's healthy mobility. The most common joint replacement surgeries are on the hips and knees, but elbow, ankle, wrist, and shoulder can also be treated. Hip and knee replacements, both partial and complete, can be done using robotic surgery.