According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons more than 600,000 joint replacement surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. The vast majority of joint replacement surgeries continue to be the result of conditions such as arthritis, including osteoarthritis. The physicians participating in the Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center referral line offer treatment options for all different types of orthopedic conditions including arthritis. If you are considering visiting a center for spine and orthopedics to discuss or undergo joint replacement surgery, here are 5 things you should know.
You don’t have to wait until you can’t walk
Joint replacement surgery is not only recommended for people who can no longer walk due to acute pain. If you find it difficult to go through your daily activities due to pain and all non-surgical treatment options have failed to produce the desired results, it may be time to consider joint replacement. Call our spine and orthopedic center referral line to find a physician to explore your options.
You can walk the next day
Although complete recovery will take some time, you may be up and moving the same day of surgery in most cases.
Weight loss and exercise do help
If you are experiencing joint pain, it really helps to shed a few pounds. Obese and overweight people are more prone to joint problems requiring joint replacement surgery. If you fall in the obese or overweight category, you are 33 times more likely to need joint replacement surgery compared to a thinner person.
Unbearable pain and activity restrictions are not common
The vast majority of joint replacement surgery patients don’t experience unbearable pain post-surgery. Most patients find that they are able to do more activities after joint replacement surgery because they are experiencing significantly less pain.
Visit Texas Joint Center!
If you are experiencing joint pain that is significant enough to affect your daily activities, it is advisable to contact Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center in Plano to get connected to experienced joint replacement surgeons. Call our Texas orthopedic center today at 1-888-608-4762 or fill out our contact form.
Physicians who are members of the referral program practice independently and are not employees or agents of Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic.