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Joint Replacement

If you have any questions or concerns about joint replacement, please do not hesitate to call the Baxter Regional Bone & Joint Clinic at (870) 424-4710 or Knox Orthopaedics at (870) 424-3400. Both will be happy to help you better understand these procedures.

Comprehensive Care for Orthopaedic Surgery

When a joint’s condition has worsened to the point where the best you can hope for from non-invasive treatment is temporary relief, your doctor may recommend a joint replacement.

Going through a joint replacement procedure is a big decision. You want to be sure that you know exactly why the doctor believes this to be the best course of action and what they believe the risks are for your body type. Joint replacement is a very effective treatment that can eliminate most, if not all, of the problems your condition was causing. Risk of complication is small provided a doctor familiar with your medical history has given you the all clear, but the recovery period can be lengthy.

At Baxter Health, our orthopaedic specialists only recommend joint replacement surgery after reviewing your medical history and ensuring it is the safest, most effective next step for your treatment.

Why You May Need Joint Replacement Theory

Medical advances have allowed us to live far beyond our natural lifespans. Humans have more than doubled their expected lifespan in the course of a few centuries, and our bodies are still working to keep up with the new responsibilities placed on them. Joint replacements can be performed to treat injury, but in many cases they are needed after wear and tear has worn down on cartilage that was not built to last for as long as we can live.

You can learn more about the following joint replacement procedures in our video center:

  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement-anterior approach
  • Total knee replacement

We are committed to patient satisfaction. While planning your joint replacement surgery, our team will work with you to create an aftercare plan to speed along your recover. This may include physical therapy, instructions for home health care, and follow up checkups to ensure the replacement is settling in properly. The road to recovery may take several weeks, but the relief it provides should last for years.

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