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Joint Replacements FAQS

If you are experiencing joint pain, stiffness, or other joint-related problems, joint replacement surgery could be the answer to your problems. Here at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center in Leesville, Mansura, and Deridder, LA, our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Traina, offers this treatment option to allieve joint issues in patients. Read on learn more.

What causes joint problems?

The joints are the areas of the body where different bones meet, such as the elbow or knee. Over time, the normal wear-and-tear of everyday use can wear down these body parts. In other cases, an injury or a medical condition, such as arthritis, can lead to the issue. Regardless of cause, common symptoms of joint problems include pain, swelling, or stiffness.

What is joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure for treating joint problems and alleviating the associated symptoms, such as pain or stiffness. During the procedure, the damaged joint is removed and a new, prosthetic joint is set in place. Joint replacement surgery can be used to replace different types of joints, such as the hip or knee.

Depending on the needs and lifestyle of the patient, the replacement joint can be either cemented in place or left uncemented. Uncemented joints require more time to heal but are idea for younger or more active patients, while cemented joints are best for patients who are older or have weak bones. A consultation at one of our offices in Leesville, Mansura, or Deridder can determine which of these approaches is right for you.

What are the benefits of joint replacement surgery?

Various symptoms can develop when joints become worn down or damaged. These symptoms include stiffness, pain, and swelling. A benefit of joint replacement surgery is that it helps alleviate these symptoms, as well as improve mobility.

Contact us today

Replacing an injured or a damaged joint that is causing chronic pain, discomfort, and stiffness can alleviate symptoms, improve mobility, and contribute to a higher quality of life. To learn more about joints replacement, visit one of our offices in Leesville, Mansura, or Deridder, LA, or call us at (337) 404-4075 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Traina.

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