Total Joint Replacement
Total joint replacement for hips and knees
When you have an arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface in the hip or knee, it may need to be replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis. We consider joint replacement when there is severe joint pain or dysfunction that is not alleviated by other less invasive therapies.
Joint replacement surgery has become almost commonplace. Orthopedic surgeons replace hips and knees most often. Approximately 775,000 Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year, according to the latest statistics. As our population ages, the number of joint replacements is expected to continue rising.
Hip pain and dysfunction can have many causes – genetics, traumatic injury, disease or poor blood supply among them. When arthritis or a hip injury hampers your ability to move, you may benefit from hip replacement surgery. Surgery may be the only remaining option to reduce or eliminate pain and restore movement and proper function of the hip joint.
We perform a total hip replacement when the cartilage covering the surface of the bones and joint is worn away and causes one bone to rub against another bone. This friction causes pain and limits motion. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate pain and restore movement by restoring function to the hip joint.
When knee pain becomes disabling, knee replacement is sometimes the best treatment option. Knee joints can either be totally or partially replaced depending on a patient’s age, overall condition and the specific diagnosis. Some patients may benefit from partial, unicondylar or unicompartmental knee surgery.
We perform a total knee replacement when the cartilage covering the bones in the knee joint (thigh bone, shin bone and knee cap) has worn away. This causes friction, pain, joint instability, swelling and limited movement. The most common cause is osteoarthritis.
We will gladly explain your treatment options and answer all your questions about each procedure. Feel free to call upon us when you have a question or concern.
Whether your knee or hip needs to be partially or totally replaced, our team at Benton Franklin Orthopedic will take the time to go through your diagnosis with you to develop the right treatment plan. Call us at 509.586.2828 or use our online Request an Appointment form to get your diagnosis today from an orthopedic doctor. Our joint replacement patients come to us from Pasco, Prosser, Richland, Walla Walla and Kennewick.