Ease pain and return to a more fulfilled and active life with help from the dedicated team at the Charleston Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. We understand the effect that persistent joint pain has on your quality of life. When other treatment options have been explored but the pain returns or persists, joint replacement may be the best option for relief and comfort.
The most common cause for joint replacement is arthritis, but other injury or disease can also prompt the need for replacement. During the surgical procedure, the damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial prosthesis that replicates the movements of a healthy joint.
Our joint replacement experts are on your side, available to answer your questions and guide you through the big decision to have joint replacement surgery. Learn more about our approach and get in touch with us to schedule a consultation.
When the damage or arthritis in your knee occurs in one side, then a partial knee replacement can be considered. We will assess stability and range of motion of your knee and take an X-Ray. Both younger and older people are potential candidates for partial knee replacement due to the decrease in recovery time.
Robotic-arm assisted technology is used to perform a MAKOplasty. The surgeon directs all of the movements; however, the system enables more visual, auditory, and tactile control. This procedure facilitates for more immediate pain relief and a faster recovery time. It can also be performed as an outpatient procedure. For a total knee MAKOplasty, the diseased or damaged bone and cartilage of the knee are removed and are then replaced with a prosthetic.
Your discomfort and mobility restrictions due to knee pain are primary factors when considering a total knee replacement. The range of motion and stability of your knee are evaluated, and X-Ray imaging is taken to determine if this is the right course of action after other treatments have been attempted and proven ineffective. During the surgery, damaged cartilage and bone from the thighbone, shinbone, and kneecap are removed and replaced with an artificial joint. In the majority of cases, a total knee replacement should last for 20 years.
Total Knee Revision & Reconstruction
It might be necessary at some point for an artificial joint to be replaced. This occurs whenever the prosthesis no longer functions the way it is intended to. This surgery is more complicated than the initial replacement surgery and could involve a longer recovery time. The skilled surgeons with CIAO remove the old device and carefully replace it with a new prosthesis.
Hip replacement surgery entails the damaged parts of your hip joint being removed and replaced with an artificial joint. The artificial joint, or prosthesis, is made from metal, ceramic, and hard plastic. This surgery is considered after other treatments have been explored to treat persistent pain and mobility issues such as difficulty standing, sitting, and walking.
Total Hip Revision & Reconstruction
A hip replacement should last up to 20 years; however, it may be necessary to revise the hip replacement. This may be due to regular wear and tear, or it could be the result of an infection or if the prosthesis is not functioning properly.
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The skilled surgeons with CIAO are equipped to handle joint replacements and complex reconstructions. We discuss the details of your procedure with you in detail to ensure you are prepared. Our surgeons use an interdisciplinary approach and are committed to achieving the best outcome. Contact us to schedule an appointment to begin the journey to return to your active life.