A joint replacement is a surgery where an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with a prosthesis made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. The goal of a joint replacement is to relieve pain and deformity, allowing you to live a fuller, more active lifestyle.
The most common replacements are hip and knee replacements. These have a long track record of success and can last for 15-20+ years. At Island Orthopaedics, we provide our patients with minimally invasive techniques including partial knee replacements and the anterior hip approach, allowing you to recover quicker. Many of our patients are up and walking on the same day.
Island Orthopaedic surgeons are experts in complex revisions of failed lower extremity joint replacements, including megaprosthesis, infections, arthrofibrosis and periprosthetic fractures.
We also provide shoulder, elbow, and wrist replacements. Our specialists at Island Orthopaedics have advanced training in shoulder replacements, including the reverse total shoulder. Reverse total shoulder replacements are a type of shoulder replacement where the ball and the socket parts of the shoulder switch sides. This is typically used for advanced rotator cuff tears or severe fractures.