What Is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) involves replacing all or part of a damaged joint with a prosthetic joint, or joint implant. Once installed, the prosthetic or implant (typically made of plastic, metal, or ceramic) allows the affected area to move pain-free and restores function to the attached limb. Joint replacement is commonly used to treat joint damage or joint deterioration caused by arthritis, severe trauma like tears, and other chronic and degenerative conditions like osteoporosis. The most common joints replaced are knees, hips, and shoulders, however, ankles, wrists, elbows, and even small joints in the hands and feet can be replaced when necessary.
Joint Replacement Surgery at Atlantic Orthopaedics
At Atlantic Orthopaedics, we offer two types of joint replacement surgery: Traditional Joint Replacement Surgery and Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery. Both surgery styles are used to replace damaged joints with artificial implants designed to replicate your natural joint movement so you can again manage daily tasks pain-free — like climbing stairs, getting in and out of your car, and walking — as well as comfortably return to activities you love, like playing sports and enjoying games with your family and friends. Our goal is to restore your quality of life through targeted treatment.
Joint Replacement Surgeries Offered
- Knee Replacements (total, partial, robotic-assisted)
- Hip Replacements (total, robotic-assisted)
- Shoulder Replacements (anatomic, reverse, computer-guided)
- Ankle Replacement (total, partial)
- Wrist Replacement (total, partial)
- Elbow Replacement (total, partial)
Learn more about how we use Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery and MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Click here.
Candidates for Joint Replacement Surgery
You may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery if you haven’t found relief for your joint pain through non-operative treatments like rest, anti-inflammatories, bone density medications, injections, or other prescribed services like Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy.
Joint Replacement Consultations
Schedule a consultation to discuss your joint pain with our joint replacement surgeons. We will order X-Rays, MRIs, or other imaging of your joints, review your health history, and discuss your lifestyle and goals to determine if joint replacement surgery or robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery is right for you, or if another treatment path is advised.
Treating Providers | Joint Replacements
Our Joint Replacement Surgeons are leaders in diagnosing and treating individuals of all ages and activity levels throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts — dedicated to relieving your pain and restoring your quality of life.