Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and congenital deformities can cause significant pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints. People with such conditions may experience difficulties with mobility and completing daily activities such as dressing, cooking, and cleaning. If you are living with any of these conditions and are experiencing severe pain and discomfort, turn to the professionals at Premier Bone and Joint Centers. When you visit our satellite clinic in Thermopolis, Wyoming, you’ll be seen by a qualified orthopedic surgeon who will assess your condition and determine if a joint replacement is the best form of treatment.
Understanding the Joint
A joint is the connection between two or more bones that allows for movement. Joints are typically made up of cartilage, which provides a smooth surface for bones to glide over, as well as ligaments, tendons, and muscles that hold the joint together and allow for movement. Additionally, joints contain synovial fluid, which lubricates the joint and helps to reduce friction between the bones.
Defining Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or diseased joint is replaced with an artificial joint. At Premier Bone and Joint Centers, our goal is to relieve pain and improve joint function for our patients, allowing them to return to their normal activities. As such, our orthopedic surgeons utilize the most advanced techniques during joint replacement surgery to reduce the risk of infection and minimize recovery time.
Discover if Joint Replacement Is Right for You
Find relief from severe joint pain when you meet with an orthopedic surgeon at Premier Bone and Joint Centers. During your visit to our Thermopolis, WY, clinic, a qualified member of our team will assess your condition and help you determine if joint replacement is right for you.