When might I require joint replacement surgery?

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2020

If you have been struggling with joint pain caused by arthritis, injury, or other medical conditions, you are well aware of how much this discomfort impacts your life. Many patients who have joint pain and inflammation may notice a reduction in their overall quality of life. They may find themselves sitting out of activities they once enjoyed. When a patient’s joint pain becomes unbearable, and interrupts their daily life, it may be time to consider the benefits of joint replacement.

What happens during joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement is a common solution to chronic pain of the joint and surrounding areas. The joints may include the shoulders, hip, or other areas of the body. During this procedure, the natural joint is removed and replaced with a prosthetic. This prosthetic ensures the patients can participate in their regular activities with great reduction in overall pain and discomfort. Many patients can get their life back with joint replacement surgery, and live a long, healthy, and active life.

Who is a candidate for joint replacement surgery?

When arthritis or injury strikes, patients may notice discomfort in the surrounding joints. This discomfort may be anywhere from mild to severe. Mild cases of discomfort may be easily addressed with the use of over-the-counter pain medications. However, chronic problems that worsen with time may indicate the need for surgical intervention. Many of our patients are already working with our staff of professionals to manage their condition. We can offer recommendations as to when joint replacement surgery might be appropriate for a patient, especially if they are dealing with daily, bothersome pain. The best patients for joint replacement surgery are those with chronic pain and high pain levels every day that interfere with day-to-day activities and functions.

Visit with the doctors at our state-of-the-art healthcare facility

At Summit Healthcare, we are committed to helping our patients live healthy, active lives. Our team is dedicated to offering a wide range of treatments in our full-service medical center in the Show Low, AZ area. If you are interested in learning more about joint replacement surgeries, or are considering the best possible care in your community, we welcome you to book an appointment at our clinic today.

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