Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint. The artificial joint is made of metal, plastic, or ceramic materials that are designed to mimic the movement of a natural joint.
Joint replacement surgery is most commonly performed on the hips and knees, but it can also be performed on other joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, and ankles. The decision to have joint replacement surgery is made after other treatments, such as physical therapy and medication, have not been successful in relieving pain and improving function. Below are some of the benefits of joint replacement surgery: