Total Joint Replacement in Wake County

Total 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.

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Total Joint Replacement Surgeons in Wake County

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s board-certified, fellowship-trained total joint replacement surgeons 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 you come to see us with a joint concern, whether your issue is affecting your knee, hip, or elsewhere, your surgeon at Raleigh Orthopaedic will create a personalized treatment plan for you, and explain whether total joint replacement is the best next step. We will make sure your questions are answered every step of the way while explaining each treatment path available. Total joint replacements are performed at our surgical centers in Raleigh and Panther Creek.

Do You Need Joint Replacement?

Those with joint pain may often find themselves wondering if total joint replacement is right for them. Although our specialists are here to help answer that question, you can also consider the questions below when thinking about how to move forward and address your joint pain. Answering yes to these questions is an indication that it might be time to pursue total joint replacement. 

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

Signs You May Need A Joint Replacement

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a Raleigh Orthopaedic joint replacement surgeon to talk about your treatment options. 

  • Joint pain during activity
  • Delayed joint pain after activity
  • Pain that interrupts sleep
  • Stiffness in your joint that makes it difficult to sit for long periods of time
  • Inflammation and swelling in your joint

Total Joint Replacement Treatments in Wake County

The following surgeries are examples of joint replacement procedures commonly performed by our surgeons at Raleigh Orthopaedic.

Total Hip Replacement See Full Details

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 available prior to discussing total hip replacement surgery.

Total Knee Replacement See Full Details

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. At Raleigh Orthopaedic, we place a focus on starting with conservative treatment options, and only pursuing surgery when it is absolutely necessary.

Partial Knee Replacement See Full Details

During a partial knee replacement, also known as a unicompartmental knee replacement, only a portion of the knee is resurfaced. There are three compartments in a knee joint: medial and lateral compartments between the ends of the thigh (femur) and shin (tibia) bones and a third compartment behind the kneecap. This procedure is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients with only 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 untouched.

Are You Ready for Joint Replacement?

Raleigh Orthopaedic is proud to provide our patients with the resources and information they need to feel confident in their care. The resources linked below will provide you with information about assistive devices, adaptive equipment, pain management, pre-operative and post-operative exercises, return to work, and more regarding total joint replacement. If you have any additional questions, a member of your care team will be able to assist you.

Total Joint Replacement Surgery in the Raleigh Area

For those in need of total joint replacement surgery, we have two surgery centers available in Raleigh and Panther Creek. Prior to your surgery, you will need to meet with a joint replacement surgeon at one of our orthopedic clinics in Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wakefield, or West Cary-Panther Creek.

Cary Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Cary Office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 863-5924
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Garner Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Raleigh Orthopaedic Garner office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 863-6991
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Holly Springs Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Holly Springs Office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 645-1411
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Raleigh Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Raleigh Orthopaedic Edward Mills office
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 781-4060
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Wakefield Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Raleigh Orthopaedic Wakefield
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 453-5638
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West Cary-Panther Creek Orthopedic Doctor’s Office Panther Creek
Orthopedic Clinic : (919) 781-5600
Physical Therapy: (919) 863-6975
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Additional Information for Your Joint Replacement Appointment

Insurance and Payments See Full Details
  • Aetna / Coventry
  • Alignment HC
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Military/ Tricare East
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Prime Health
  • United Healthcare
Your First Appointment See Full Details

Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at the time of check-in. At your first appointment with Raleigh Orthopaedic, you will be expected to complete new patient forms, including a medical history questionnaire. You can update your demographics and fill out your new patient forms prior to your appointment through our Patient Portal. These forms will be used to get a baseline overview of pre-existing conditions and a better initial understanding of where and how you’re experiencing pain or discomfort.

What to Do in Case of an Orthopedic Emergency See Full Details

If you are in need of urgent orthopedic care, please visit one of our four orthopedic Urgent Care clinics at Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh or Wakefield. For emergency medical care, please visit UNC Rex Hospital, where Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopedic trauma at all hours of the day.

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  • English

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