Joint Replacement – Did You Know?
Each year in the United States, more than 400,000 total hip and knee replacement procedures are performed. Raleigh Orthopaedic is responsible for about 2,000 joint replacements annually.
Total Joint Replacement Surgeons for Hip and Knee Pain in Wake County
The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s board-certified, fellowship-trained total joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Robert Wyker, Dr. Bradley Vaughn, Dr. Daniel Albright, Dr. John Chiavetta, Dr. David Clinton McNabb, Dr. Tyler Watters and Dr. Scott Eskildsen focus on hip or knee replacement surgeries. The physicians bring together years of experience to manage and treat joint complications resulting from degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, musculoskeletal disease, and joint trauma.
When nonsurgical treatments have failed, joint replacement surgery may eliminate joint pain and restore range of motion.
Do You Need Joint Replacement?
Hip and knee arthritis can be extremely uncomfortable and easily affect quality of life. Below is a list of a few questions the Raleigh Orthopaedic joint replacement surgeons recommend asking yourself to determine if you are ready for joint replacement:
Signs you need a joint replacement:
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with a Raleigh Orthopaedic joint replacement surgeon.
Joint Replacement Clinics in Wake County
Raleigh Orthopaedic provides orthopaedic treatment and joint replacement at six separate clinics throughout Wake County. Our clinics can be found in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, and West Cary-Panther Creek.
Joint Replacement Surgeons at Raleigh Orthopaedic
Raleigh Orthopaedic specializes in replacing a joint damaged by trauma or arthritis with an artificial joint.
Joint Replacement Procedures
The most common cause of chronic hip pain is arthritis. Total hip replacement surgery involves removing the diseased portion of the hip joint. An artificial hip, known as a prosthesis, replaces it. Our total joint specialists work closely with our patients to utilize all non-operative treatments prior to discussing total hip replacement surgery.
The most common cause of chronic knee pain is arthritis. Total knee replacement surgery involves removing the diseased portion of the knee joint and resurfacing the ends of the bones with a new prosthesis. Our total joint specialists work closely with our patients to utilize all non-operative treatments prior to discussing total knee replacement surgery.
Partial Knee Replacement
In partial knee replacement, also known as unicompartmental knee replacement, only a portion of the knee is resurfaced. There are three compartments in a knee joint: a medial and lateral compartment between the ends of the thigh (femur) and shin (tibia) bones and the third compartment behind the kneecap. This procedure is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients who only have one of the compartments in the knee joint affected by arthritis. Our total joint specialists can resurface in just that one compartment, leaving the other two healthy compartments alone.
Are you ready for joint replacement?
Schedule an appointment with a Raleigh Orthopaedic joint replacement surgeon.