In joint replacement surgery, an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. Joint replacement is indicated for patients who suffer from severe pain due to damage to the cartilage, the smooth tissue that covers the bone ends of a joint. The goal of joint replacement surgery is to relieve the pain and disability caused by cartilage damage and is recommended when other treatment options fail. Although hip and knee replacements are the most common, joint replacement can be performed on other joints, including the ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and fingers.

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General

Wound Care

Recovering from Surgery

Physical Therapy for the Joint Replacement Patient

Hip

Hip Replacement Video

What you need to know about Total Hip Replacement

Knee

Total Knee Replacement.

What you need to know about Total Knee Replacement

Recovering from Knee Surgery

Rehab Exercises: Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Video

Shoulder

Shoulder Joint Replacement

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

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