Joint Replacement Surgery
Woods Mill Orthopedics, Ltd. has highly trained board certified orthopedic surgeons that are dedicated to managing and treating joint pain and complications. The pain and complications may result from degenerative joint disease such as arthritis, musculoskeletal disease or joint trauma.
For patients facing end stage arthritis, our team implements the latest advances in joint replacement surgery to restore and improve function for patients with severely decreased range of motion, mobility and pain.
With the intervention of our joint replacement specialists, pain free everyday activities like walking, tennis, gardening, golf and playing with children are restored to patients. We believe with the correct treatment those who have had to limit or cease activities as a result of chronic and debilitating effects of their conditions can get back to a more active lifestyle.
During an initial visit, the orthopedic surgeons of Woods Mill Orthopedics, Ltd. will assess existing limitations, evaluate and diagnose the degree and type of disease or degenerative process, evaluate the level of pain being experienced and conduct a thorough discussion with patients concerning surgical options available and rehabilitation.
In order to determine whether or not a patient is a good candidate for joint replacement surgery, an orthopedic surgeon will perform an evaluation on the affected area. During this evaluation, the doctor will:
- Discuss your medical history. The doctor will discuss your general health, the symptoms that you have been experiencing and when the symptoms began.
- Perform a physical exam. The doctor will test the range of motion, stability and strength of the affected area.
- Perform an X-ray and/or MRI. An x-ray will provide an image that can show the extent of the damage to the bone and help the surgeon identify any abnormalities. An MRI can show the extent of the damage to the cartilage and muscles.
Call our orthopedic office in Chesterfield at (314) 576-7013 to schedule an appointment.
Types of Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement procedures include:
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. The ball-and-socket joint allows 360 degrees of motion and consists of three main parts – the upper arm, collarbone, and shoulder blade. These three components work together with the help of cartilage and a lubricated membrane. Shoulder replacement surgery replaces damaged tissue within this system to help alleviate pain and restore range-of-motion.
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
The hip is constructed with six bones that work in tandem. The ball-and-socket joint allows an extensive range of motion that allows for comfortable sitting, standing, walking and bending. A hip replacement surgery replaces the damaged bone with artificial parts that help relieve pain and improve function.
- Total Hip Replacement
- Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
- Revision Total Hip Replacement
The knee is one of the most highly-impacted joints in the body because it bears almost all of a person’s weight. A functioning knee consists of a thighbone, shinbone, and kneecaps. Tendons ligaments and cartilage connect each of these bones to achieve a forward and backward motion. Knee replacement surgery replaces damaged done with an artificial joint, helping to improve mobility and painful symptoms.
- Total Knee Replacement
- Revision Total Knee Replacement