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Joint Replacement Surgery

Hip joint and knee joint replacements are helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.

Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth, low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.

When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.

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Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
Computer Assisted Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Computer Assisted Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
Total Hip Replacement THR  Total Hip Replacement THR
Total Knee Replacement TKR Total Knee Replacement TKR
Unicondylar (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement Unicondylar (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement
Revision Knee Replacement RKR Revision Knee Replacement RKR
Revision Hip Replacement RHR  Revision Hip Replacement RHR
Shoulder Joint Replacement  Shoulder Joint Replacement
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