If you suffer from chronic joint pain or limited joint mobility and non-surgical treatments have proved unsuccessful, joint replacement surgery is another option. Joint replacement surgery helps restore your quality of life and enables you to get back to doing the activities you enjoy without pain.
The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Advanced Orthopedics New England are skilled at many different types of robotic joint surgeries. This type of surgery can provide the relief you seek depending on your specific symptoms and the joint affected. These types of joint replacement surgery include:
Total Joint Replacement
Also known as arthroplasty, this procedure involves removing part or all of the damaged joint. The surgeon then replaces it with an artificial implant to improve mobility and significantly relieve pain. You may require total joint replacement for advanced arthritis or a severe injury to the knee, hip, or shoulder. Using a minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon uses smaller incisions, and thus requires shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times than traditional joint replacement surgery.
Hip Replacement Surgery
Anterior hip replacement involves implanting hip prothesis using minimally invasive techniques. The anterior approach spares rather than splits muscle, thereby allowing for faster recovery and fewer post-surgical restrictions on activity. Hemiarthroplasty (partial hip replacement) involves replacing the ball (femoral head) only and not the socket (acetabulum). The surgeon uses this technique when the socket is healthy in older patients who have sustained a hip fracture.
Knee Replacement Surgery
There are two knee replacement options: partial and robotic. If there is damage to one or two knee compartments, the surgeon may recommend a partial knee replacement. This type of replacement removes damaged tissue, resurfaces existing areas, and implants artificial parts. On the other hand, robotic knee surgery is a state-of-the-art procedure that uses the NAVIO system for partial or total knee replacement. This surgery combines a customized 3-D representation of your knee with robotic assistance during surgery. This combination allows for a more accurate fit of prosthetic implants and a better long-term outcome. That’s because the mechanical instruments bend and rotate better than a human hand, providing enhanced precision, vision, and control while leaving healthy surrounding structures unharmed.
Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery
In this procedure, the surgeon switches the position of the ball and socket in the joint. Then the surgeon replaces it with a prosthetic ball, surgically attaching it to the shoulder blade. After the surgeon constructs the artificial socket, he places it at the top of the upper arm bone. The purpose of reversing the location of the ball and socket is it allows the shoulder to bypass the damaged muscles and tendons. The muscles at the top of the arm and shoulder stabilize the shoulder joint and restore pain-free motion and function.
At Advanced Orthopedics New England, we treat patients of any age experiencing musculoskeletal and joint dysfunction or injury. Our specialty focuses on knee and hip conditions. We also provide hip and knee joint replacement on an outpatient basis, which allows you to recover at home immediately after surgery.
Orthopedic Surgery in Hartford County, CT & Springfield, MA
Our Joint Replacement Specialists
Dr. Scott Bissell
Specialties: Partial and Total Knee Replacement
Dr. Amanda Fantry
Specialties: Total Ankle Replacement or Arthroplasty
Dr. Matthew Grosso
Specialties: Hip and Knee Replacement
Dr. Brett Wasserlauf
Specialties: Partial and Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement