Joint Replacement Doctors in Clive and Des Moines, Iowa
At our main office in Clive, Iowa, our joint replacement specialists are ready to put an end to the pain that comes with your hip injury and brings your day-to-day life back to normal. Joint replacement is a surgical procedure that removes part of an arthritic or damaged joint. The portion that's removed is then replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to duplicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. Although most joint replacements are performed on the hip and knee, replacement surgery can also be performed on other joints like the ankle, wrist, shoulder and elbow.
There are a lot of different options for joint replacement. Our orthopaedic joint replacement physicians in Clive and Des Moines may recommend arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement and total joint replacement. However, partial joint replacement, osteotomy, synovectomy, joint revision and fusion are also options for some patients. When you come to us for an appointment, we let you know which treatment option is suitable for your situation.
The cause of joint pain and disability can vary widely. More often than not, joint pain is caused by damaged cartilage that lines the ends of the bones. The cartilage may become damaged due to arthritis, a fracture, a previous injury or an existing condition. No matter the cause, consult with our orthopaedic physicians to see if a joint replacement procedure in our office in Clive, IA is your best option.
Total joint replacement is seen most often in more mature patients who have arthritis or other chronic issues. If walking supports, medications, and other nonsurgical treatments are no longer helpful for your joint problem, this treatment may be for you.
If the injury is less severe and not arthritis-related, however, it may not be necessary to remove all of the cartilage and bone. Instead, the joint can be reconstructed using less invasive techniques in our state-of-the-art joint replacement center. This type of joint repair is more common among athletes and other patients who suffer a sports- or exercise-related injury.
Depending on the pain or injury, your Capital Ortho physician in Clive may recommend nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy and/or changes to your daily activities. However, if the pain persists, orthopaedic joint replacement may be an option.
OUR joint replacement SPECIALISTS
If you think you may need joint replacement surgery, we're here to help — in the Des Moines, Iowa, area and in surrounding communities. Call us at 515-440-2676 or use our online form to request an appointment with: