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Advanced, customized, short-stay total joint replacement procedures

If you suffer from ongoing joint pain or a joint disorder, total joint replacement may provide the relief you want and deserve so you can get back to more active living. Total joint replacement is an excellent pain-relieving procedure. Many people return to an active, pain-free life. Less pain leads to a better ability to move and improved overall health.

Several conditions can cause joint 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) — either from arthritis, a fracture or another condition.

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 specialize in short hospital stays. Our board certified orthopedists use the latest, most effective, least invasive techniques and technologies available to treat failing joints and restore range of motion.

In many cases, we can make small incisions in your skin and then  use precise instruments without having to make a larger cut.  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 less pain and faster recovery for you.

In the past, total joint replacement often required five to six days in the hospital. Now, the common hospital stay is two to three days. Because of our surgeons’ advanced training, techniques and technology, many of our patients require only one day in the hospital.

Shorter hospital stays have several advantages:

  • Lower costs for fewer days of care
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Faster recovery – Most people feel better sooner when they can recuperate in the comfort of their own home

We provide total joint replacement for the:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle

Find out if total joint replacement is right for you by contacting us today at 814-255-6781, or request an appointment online now.