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Joint Replacement Care
Restoring & Improving Lives of Patients with Severe Loss of Joint Mobility & Joint Pain
The orthopaedic surgeons at Greensboro Orthopaedics make up one of the most experienced, accomplished, and skilled joint replacement teams in the Triad and surrounding areas. Many of our surgeons specialize in joint replacement surgery, including less invasive replacement techniques and other innovative procedures. Advanced techniques can maximize implant function and reduce recovery time. Our orthopaedic surgeons have earned credentials that include board certification and fellowship training in joint reconstruction and replacement surgery. They are recognized for their expertise and excellence in advanced joint replacement techniques.
To best serve our patients, Greensboro Orthopaedics remains knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques and technologies within each orthopaedic subspecialty. Greensboro Orthopaedics joint replacement services include procedures for the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, as well as joints of the hand, wrist, & elbow. Our orthopaedic surgeons strive to produce most positive surgical outcomes to enable patients to return to an active life.
What is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is the process of surgically removing a damaged or arthritic joint and replacing it with an artificial joint. The artificial joint is called prosthesis. Joint replacement surgery is a procedure used when a patient suffers from severe joint pain, stiffness, or immobility because the cartilage of the affected joint is so damaged. Joint replacement surgery is also an option for patients who have sustained an injury from a traumatic incident such as some fractures.
Hip and knee replacements are the most common type of joint replacement procedures, though replacement surgery can be performed on other joints including the shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist, and even fingers. The materials used in current joint replacements are carefully designed to enable the artificial joint to function similar to normal joint.
Is Joint Replacement Right For You?
- Are you in pain every day?
- Is your joint mobility limited?
- Have you exhausted non-surgical treatment options?
Unfortunately, some arthritis is so severe that non-surgical treatment is not effective. When this is the case, joint replacement can be an excellent option to eliminate pain and restore function.
Common Causes for Necessary Joint Replacement Surgery
- Severe Joint Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic, etc.)
- Joint fractures
- Joint deformities
- Avascular necrosis
- Painful prosthesis
- Failure of previous joint surgery
- Simple and complex revision of total joint replacement
To determine if surgery is right for your request an appointment through our patient portal or call our office at 336.545.5000
Joint Replacement Services
The joint replacement surgeons at Greensboro Orthopaedics use the latest surgical procedures to restore function and mobility to recover quickly and with less pain. Comprehensive services include:
- Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Revision Surgery
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Joints
- Knuckle, Wrist, & Elbow Replacement
- Total Ankle Replacement
Through the intervention of our orthopaedic surgeons, patients' lives are changed. Following surgery, patient will undergo a recovery period with the support of their surgeon. Typically, physical therapy will be required for optimal recovery. The team of clinicians within the Greensboro Orthopaedics Therapy Department will design an individualized plan of care to reach each patient's goals.
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Joint Replacement Physician(s)
- Frank Aluisio, MD
- R Andrew Collins, MD
- Ronald Gioffre, MD
- Steven Norris, MD
- Matthew Olin, MD
- Brian Swinteck, MD