Understanding Joint Replacement
If severe pain or joint damage limits you from daily activities, joint replacement may be the best option for you. Conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis, in addition to injuries and age, may cause stiffness and swelling in the joints—the area where two bones in the body come together—as well as debilitating pain that significantly decreases quality of life.
Joint replacement surgery may be an effective solution. Performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Abhijit Manaswi in Central Florida, robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery involves removing and replacing an entire joint or simply fixing the damaged part of the joint.
Do you experience joint pain or swelling that doesn’t seem to go away?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 15 million people now live with joint pain and related discomfort.
Arthritis is the most prevalent cause of joint pain. Arthritis occurs when a joint becomes inflamed. The inflammation may result from cartilage damage.
When cartilage between your joints deteriorates, it creates friction between bones that leads to arthritis symptoms, including inflammation. While your body may develop this condition on its own, it can also develop from an autoimmune disease or infection.
What is Rheumatoid Asthritis? What are the symptoms?
RA is an autoimmune disease, which means that rather than being caused by aging, it’s caused by the body’s immune system attacking
its tissues. That attack causes inflammation, which in turn damages the bone and cartilage inside joints.
Symptoms of RA include:
- Joints that are warm, tender or swollen
- Inflammation in wrist or finger joints closest to hand
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Pain and stiffness in the morning or after a long nap
- Occasional fevers
What is Osteoarthritis? What are the symptoms?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis. The disease is degenerative, meaning it wears down
the cartilage in joints, causing the bones to lose their cushion and rub together. People with OA experience a variety
of symptoms, including pain, stiffness and swelling in the affected joints, and can take a heavy toll on an affected
person’s lifestyle. Only a physician can diagnose osteoarthritis.
Stages & Symptoms of OA:
- Sports related injuries
- Minor defects/ loss of cartilage
- Increased pain
- Reduced mobility
- Changes to lifestyle/sports activities
- Partial knee disease: one or two compartments
- Leading cause of disability
- Severe pain
- Walking, stair climbing challenging
- Total knee disease
Early-stage: Mild disease
Mid-stage: Moderate disease
Late-stage: Severe disease
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Joint replacement can be overwhelming, but our dedicated team will help you navigate through the entire process from start to finish, providing direction and support. We offer a free Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement seminar where we will educate you on multiple surgery procedures and your answer questions on joint replacement surgery.
Step 1: Am I a Candidate for Joint Replacement?
If hip or knee pain is affecting your quality of life, it may be time to look for solutions to your joint pain. Take this assessment to find out if it’s time for you to talk to a doctor about your treatment options.Take Our Assessment
Step 2: Register for a Free Joint Replacement Seminar?
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