Joint Repairs and Replacements

A joint is any site in your body where two or more bones come together. Unsurprisingly, with age or a contributing factor such as disease, joints sometimes wear out, becoming a source of pain, swelling, immobility, and anxiety. This is the reason for arthroplasty or joint-replacement surgery.

During such a procedure, your surgeon will remove the whole joint and replace it with a metal, ceramic, or plastic substitute called a prosthesis. Less commonly, he or she will remove only the damaged part, leaving healthy structure intact and repairing rather than replacing the joint. With advances in replacement surgery, arthroplasty has become increasingly common.

The skilled orthopedic surgeons at Baptist Health are among the region’s experts in joint repair and replacement. If you’re experiencing symptoms suggesting joint damage, you might benefit from a procedure that:

  • Delivers freedom of movement

  • Enhances comfort and mobility

  • Increases stability

  • Improves strength

  • Relieves stiffness or pain

  • Removes infection