Joint Replacement Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists located in Evansville, IN, Newburgh, IN, & Henderson, KY

The structure and function of your joints, especially the weight-bearing joints like your knees and hips, are vulnerable to wear-and-tear conditions that cause pain and limit mobility. When you have joint pain, joint replacement surgery can change your life. Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, with five locations throughout Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky, has surgeons with fellowship training in joint replacement surgery. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Henderson, Kentucky, or one of the offices in Newburgh or Evansville, Indiana, or book one online today.

Joint Replacement Q & A

What is joint replacement?

Joint replacement refers to surgical procedures that involve removing damaged joint parts and putting in prosthetic devices to restore joint structure and function. 

Your joints form the connection between two or more bones. Though some joints are immobile, like the joints that make up your skull, most of the joints in your body are moveable joints. 

Joint mobility is the reason you can walk, bend, and raise your arm. However, the function of these joints also makes them vulnerable to disease and damage that causes pain and limits mobility.

When medical interventions no longer ease joint pain, joint replacement can help.

What joints can joint replacement fix?

With advances in surgical tools and techniques, surgeons can perform joint replacement on many joints. At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the fellowship-trained surgeons perform joint replacement surgery on the following:

Hip

Hip joint replacement surgery is common. During this procedure, the surgeons remove the damaged portions of your hip joint and replace them with prosthetic parts.

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, also performs hip revision procedures to repair an artificial hip joint that’s been damaged over time.

Knee

Knee joint replacement is one of the most successful surgical procedures. For this procedure, your surgeon removes the damaged portions of your knee and puts in prosthetic parts.

Though most people need a total knee replacement (replacing all the parts of the knee joint), in some cases, the surgeons at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, may perform a partial knee replacement, replacing only one compartment in the knee. 

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, also performs knee joint revision to repair old knee replacement devices.

Shoulder

With shoulder joint replacement, the surgeons may replace just the ball joint (head of the humerus bone) or both the ball and socket joint. 

Depending on the type of shoulder damage you have, the surgeons may perform a reverse total shoulder replacement. For this procedure, the prosthetic socket joint is placed where your ball joint normally goes, and the prosthetic ball joint goes in the socket joint. 

Ankle

During ankle joint replacement, your surgeon removes and replaces the damaged bone and cartilage in your ankle joint. 

Am I a candidate for joint replacement?

Schedule a consultation with the joint replacement experts at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, to see if you’re a candidate for the procedure. If you have severe joint pain and damage and medical interventions no longer provide relief, then joint replacement may be your next option. 

To schedule your joint replacement consultation, call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool today.