Sometimes we injure our joints and other times they simply wear out. The experts at the Institute for Orthopaedic Innovations have vast knowledge in treating and replacing hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle joints. Should the need arise, our experts also have experience with joint revision surgery for issues related to infections or complications with artificial joints.

Our goal is to work with our patients to select a treatment option with the shortest recovery time possible. Surgical techniques have evolved. You may be a candidate for a minimally invasive surgery option compared to traditional methods. These include robot-assisted knee replacement or minimally invasive hip replacement using the anterior (front of the hip) approach. Other orthopedic issues may be treated in the office.

Hip Replacement and Treatment

A total hip replacement, or hip arthroplasty, is a surgery to replace a diseased or injured hip joint. The surgeons replace the damaged hip joint with an artificial ball-and-socket joint. Hip replacement can be performed as a traditional open surgery or by minimally invasive technique. Reasons a patient may choose to have a hip replacement include:

  • Breaking a hip
  • Severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bone tumors
  • When physical therapy or other conservative treatment no longer provides relief

Knee Replacement and Treatments

Knee replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure used to replace damaged knees. Recovery time varies depending on your health prior to surgery. Like hip replacement, the damaged joint is replaced with an artificial hinge joint. Reasons a patient may choose to have a knee replacement include:

  • Prolonged knee pain due to arthritis or knee injury
  • The desire to correct a knee deformity
  • When physical therapy or other conservative treatment no longer provides relief

Robotic/Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

The purpose of a total knee replacement is to reduce pain and increase range of motion in the damaged knee. Some patients may be candidates for robotic total knee replacement. During a robotic total knee replacement, computer software builds a 3-D model of the patient’s knee. The model allows the surgeon to carefully plan the surgery using current images. With robotic assistance, the surgeon is able to make very precise cuts to the bone around the knee and optimize implant placement. The outcome is an artificial joint that more closely matches the original joint.

Joint Revision Surgery

Sometimes, replacement joints become less effective due to injury or potential overuse of the new joint. In that case, a joint revision surgery may be necessary. If a revision is necessary, your surgeon will discuss the procedure with you and work to carefully replace the old joint with a new joint.

Shoulder Replacement

Over time, shoulder injuries or arthritis may result in the need for shoulder surgery. Your doctor may recommend shoulder replacement surgery, which can be done using the traditional method or the reverse method. Your doctor will discuss potential benefits and risks of each type of surgery with you.