For chronic joint pain and disability that don’t improve with conservative treatment methods, the orthopedic surgeons at Ortho One Jacksonville offer joint replacement surgeries. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, Fady Bahri, MD, and George Bahri, DO, have more than 25 years of experience performing joint replacements for chronic joint pain, arthritis, overuse injuries, and wear and tear. To learn about your options, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
A joint replacement surgery is a procedure to remove damaged tissues, including cartilage and scar tissue, from inside a joint and replace damaged structures with prosthetic implants. The Ortho One Jacksonville team offers partial and total joint replacement surgeries for the shoulders, hips, and knees.
During a partial joint replacement, only one side of the joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant, while a total replacement includes a prosthetic device on both sides of the joint. The prosthetic implants are used to cover the end of bones where the naturally occurring cartilage has been worn away due to arthritis, trauma, or wear and tear. The implants allow for smooth, pain-free movement of the joint and can help you regain mobility without the discomfort of joint pain.
The Ortho One team may recommend joint replacement surgery if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
Certain work activities may predispose you to wear and tear and overuse injuries, especially if you frequently bend your knees as part of your job. Auto accidents can also cause trauma to joints that may lead to arthritis or chronic pain over time, if left untreated.
If the Ortho One team determines you’re a candidate for joint replacement surgery, they explain anything you need to do to prepare for your surgery, including losing weight or avoiding taking blood thinners for a couple weeks before surgery. When you’re ready for surgery, you’re placed under anesthesia before the procedure begins.
During the surgery, the team accesses the injured joint either with arthroscopy or an open surgery, as appropriate. The injured joint is prepared for the prosthetic implants and then the implants are secured in place for a comfortable fit. After your surgery, the team closes the surgical site with stitches or surgical tape before you wake up from the anesthesia.
Recovery after joint replacement surgery generally takes six to eight weeks, though the exact time frame depends on your surgery and overall health. The team encourages you to begin moving your joint immediately after surgery and provides equipment and braces to support your new joint as it heals. Physical therapy is included when you’re ready to improve your range of motion and help you avoid post-surgical stiffness.
To schedule a joint replacement consultation, set up a visit online or by phone at Ortho One Jacksonville today.