Sore, painful joints with reduced range of motion can significantly impact a patient’s overall quality of life. Patients who deal with joint problems on a daily basis are often dealing with pain when performing even the simplest of daily tasks. At Orthopedic Associates of Long Island, we provide patients with a selection of treatment options to reduce pain and improve range of motion of common joints such as the hips, knees, and shoulders. However, when the problem persists and patients are having trouble seeking relief, joint replacement surgery may be recommended.
What is joint replacement?
Joint replacement is the replacement of all or parts of a joint on the body. This is often done with biocompatible materials such as titanium. The joints are removed and replaced with these implants to help improve a patient’s overall quality of life. Joint replacement procedures are surgical interventions that can reduce pain, improve range of motion, and address a patient’s inability to engage in normal daily activities and tasks. Our doctors can provide not only a consultation regarding replacement, but offer surgery and rehabilitation services including physical therapy post-operative.
When is it time for joint replacement?
Many patients who visit Orthopedic Associates of Long Island in the state of New York will often ask our providers when to consider joint replacement surgery. Replacing a joint is a highly personal decision, though our team may make the recommendation when:
- Patients are unable to perform daily tasks
- Patients are kept from their favorite hobbies and activities due to pain and reduced range of motion
- Patients cannot control their pain levels with prescription medications and therapies
- Patients are suffering severe side effects from their pain medications
- Patients are also struggling with advanced arthritis or joint damage
Schedule a consultation visit with the team at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island
New York area patients who are faced with the possibility of replacing joints via surgery are encouraged to work with a team of professionals who have years of combined experience in providing joint replacement surgery. Call (631) 689-6698 to book an appointment at any one of our seven locations throughout New York and start taking charge of your condition and improve your quality of life!