Joint Replacement Surgery

The board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons of Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute diagnose and treat a complete range of musculoskeletal problems, including hip pain, knee pain and shoulder pain. For patients who need it, our orthopedic surgeons perform joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) to restore damaged bones and cartilage.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery – which can involve total or partial knee replacement – is a procedure that replaces damaged surfaces in the knee. If you are experiencing knee pain and nonsurgical treatment methods, such as physical therapy or pain medication, are not helping, you may want to consider knee replacement surgery.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for many patients with severe hip pain that has not been relieved by non-surgical methods. Conditions that often cause severe hip pain include hip arthritis, hip fractures, avascular necrosis and bone tumors. During total hip replacement surgery, the femoral head is replaced with a prosthetic femoral head that is attached to a stem within the bone. The acetabulum (or socket) is resurfaced, so the prosthetic femoral head moves within a prosthetic socket. Another option for hip pain relief is hip resurfacing, which is especially beneficial for highly active individuals. During this procedure, the socket is replaced in a similar way as hip replacement surgery, but the femoral head remains in place and a metal cap is placed over it for protection.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder replacement is used to treat many painful shoulder conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, shoulder fractures and rotator cuff tears. If nonsurgical treatment methods have not relieved your shoulder pain, shoulder replacement surgery may be an option.

Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

Ankle replacement surgery – which can be a partial or total replacement – is a procedure used to treat ankle arthritis. The surgery can reduce ankle pain and improve mobility and stability. During the procedure the damaged bone and cartilage is replaced with implants within the joint. If nonsurgical treatments are not providing success, you may want to consult your doctor about surgery.

Total Elbow Replacement Surgery

During a total elbow replacement, the damaged areas of the humerus and ulna are replaced with artificial structures. Some causes that can lead to an elbow replacement include rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative joint disease and severe fractures. If nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy, are not relieving your elbow pain, surgery may be suggested as the best option.

Located near I-435 and State Line Road, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute combines convenience with orthopedic excellence for patients in Leawood, Overland Park, Lenexa, Lee’s Summit and other surrounding areas in the Kansas City metro. For appointments and information about our hospital, please call 913-319-7633.

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