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As we age, our joints can deteriorate and become painful or otherwise disordered. A key culprit in this deterioration is osteoarthritis, which can take a severe toll on the joints, particularly the hip and knee. It can cause loss of cartilage, which results in the bones of the joint rubbing together, causing pain and/or limited function or movement, or even disability. At the same time, the hips and knees are vital weightbearing structures, making them susceptible to injuries at work, from falls, during sporting events and more. As a result, there are several conditions that can cause hip or knee pain and disability and lead people to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage), as is common in osteoarthritis.
WPOSM: Advanced, tailored joint replacement for relief and a normal life!
If you suffer from ongoing knee or hip pain or impairment or injury of these joints, Western Pennsylvania Ortho’s experienced, highly skilled orthopedic specialists offer the full range of modern, effective treatments, including arthroplasty, or total joint replacement. For many individuals, replacing the damaged hip or knee joint with a state-of-the-art prosthetic joint can provide the needed — and deserved — relief from pain and a return to good function and normal living. Many people return to active, pain-free life following total joint replacement of the hip or knee. And less pain leads to an improved ability to move, be active and live a healthy life.
Leading-edge techniques mean short hospital stays, faster recovery.
The experts at Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine have performed thousands of joint-replacement procedures, and today we focus on “short-stay” procedures. That’s because our goal is to get you up and about and back to your life as quickly as possible. With this in mind, we offer short hospital stays for those people who meet the eligibility criteria. For those who don’t qualify for short-stay joint replacement, however, our board certified orthopedic surgeons still strive to help you get better as quickly as possible using the most advanced protocols. We replace the damaged cartilage and bone with prosthetic components made of metal, plastic or ceramic that mimic the shape and movement of a natural joint. This means we help you have…
- Lower costs for fewer days of care
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less postoperative pain
- Faster recovery – Most people feel better sooner when they can recuperate in the comfort of their own home
Find out if total joint replacement (arthroplasty) of the hip or knee may be a treatment option for your pain or problem. Contact us today at (814) 255-6781. You can also schedule an appointment at this number, or request an appointment online now.