Is Joint Replacement Right for Me?
If you’re suffering with stiff, painful joints caused by severe arthritis, even small tasks can feel like monumental challenges. And while medication or physical therapy may help ease your pain, sometimes surgery may be your best solution for long-term relief.
The orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at KCH Orthopedic Center specialize in total joint replacement of the hips, knees and shoulders, a procedure in which injured or diseased joints are replaced with man-made components. Hundreds of thousands of people have joint replacement each year, with success rates of more than 90%, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to relieving pain, these procedures can enhance mobility and function, and help you rediscover the active life you love.
Am I Candidate for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery?
Orthopedic surgeons at KCH offer a wide range of joint replacement options, including advanced, minimally invasive techniques, which often offer less pain and faster recovery.
You may qualify for a life-changing procedure if you:
- You have tried everything else. Supplements, over-the-counter medication, joint injections—you name it, you’ve tried it, and your joints still hurt.
- Everyday tasks are becoming more difficult. Even something as simple as getting out of bed makes you ache, much less walking up and down stairs, being moderately physically active, or keeping up with your children or grandchildren.
- You are otherwise in good health. Age is not usually a consideration when choosing whether or not to have a joint replaced—there is no upper age limit, and younger patients may find that their new joint is a lifelong solution to arthritis pain. The most important concern is whether you are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure, which typically has a relatively low rate of complications.
Don’t Live with Pain. See a Joint Replacement Specialist.
The KCH Orthopedic Center provides life-changing joint replacement solutions to the Warsaw, Syracuse and surrounding Kosciusko County communities we love to serve.
Call (574) 372-3827 or find an orthopedic surgeon who can help you find relief.
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