When a joint has deteriorated so much that it cannot be adequately repaired, a joint replacement may be required. And let’s face it, patients who have reached the point of needing a joint replacement are typically in severe pain from the damage — so much so that they avoid using the joint, weakening the muscle and making movement even more difficult.
During a total joint replacement, the arthritic or damaged joint is replaced with a prosthesis. We recognize that total joint replacement should only be considered if other treatment options will not relieve the pain and disability.
During a total joint replacement, the arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.
Great Basin Orthopaedics performs the following total joint replacement procedures: