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Joint Replacements

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic board certified, fellowship trained total joint replacement surgeons bring together many years of experience to manage and treat joint complications resulting from degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, musculoskeletal disease or joint trauma.

Each year in the United States, more than 400,000 total hip and knee replacement procedures are performed. The Raleigh Orthopaedic total joint surgeons, Dr. Bradley Vaughn, Dr. Daniel Albright, and Dr. John Chiavetta, collectively perform nearly 1,400 joint replacements.

The Raleigh Orthopaedic doctors work closely with our patients to utilize all non-operative treatments prior to discussing joint surgery. If the conservative treatment options no longer give the patient relief, joint replacement surgery will be discussed to decide if the patient would be a good candidate; however, at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic the patient ultimately makes the decision about proceeding with surgery or continuing with non-operative treatment.

Are you ready for joint replacement?

Below is a list of few questions the Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic joint replacement surgeons recommend asking yourself to help you determine if you are ready for a joint replacement:

  • Do you hurt every day of the week?
  • Is the non-operative treatment no longer effective?
  • Are you willing to commit to work hard during rehabilitation for a successful recovery?
  • Is your pain in charge of your life?

Through the intervention of our joint replacement surgeons, pain free everyday activities like walking, tennis, gardening, golf and playing with children are restored to patients who have had to limit or cease these activities. At Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic you are not alone in your recovery, the physicians work closely with our team of physical therapists to design an individualized rehabilitation program to help you return to your optimal activity level.

Joint Replacement Procedures

Hip Replacements
A total hip replacement is proven to be hugely successful operation that gives people a new life with more mobility and no pain. Today, in the United States approximately 250,000 Total Hip Replacements are performed each year. A total hip replacement is the replacement of the worn out femoral head (ball) and acetabulum (socket). The Raleigh Orthopaedic Hip Replacement Surgeons work closely with our patients to utilize all non-operative treatments prior to discussing partial or total hip replacement surgery. If the conservative treatment options no longer give the patient relief, total hip replacement surgery will be discussed to decide if the patient would be a good candidate; however, at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic the patient ultimately makes the decision about proceeding with surgery or continuing with non-operative treatment.

Common conditions treated by our hip replacement surgeons include:

Knee Replacements
Knee replacement surgery is one of the greatest medical advances of the 20th century. Today, in the United States approximately 400,000 knee replacements are performed each year, and by 2030 the number of knee replacements will likely increase to 3 million. The Raleigh Orthopaedic Total Joint Replacement Surgeons work closely with our patients to utilize all non-operative treatments prior to discussing knee replacement surgery. If the conservative treatment options no longer give the patient relief, total or partial knee replacement surgery will be discussed to decide if the patient would be a good candidate; however, at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic the patient ultimately makes the decision about proceeding with surgery or continuing with non-operative treatment.

Common conditions treated by our knee replacement surgeons include: