Joint Replacement Surgery

When planning a joint replacement surgery in Plano, Dallas, or anywhere else, it is important to understand the procedure and the risks involved. Patients also need to understand and follow their doctor’s recommendations about pre- and post-operative care measures. When it comes to seeking guidance about a joint replacement procedure, the referral line offered by Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center makes the process easy and convenient. We can connect you with experienced participating joint surgeons in Plano, Dallas and other parts of Texas. Continuing on the subject, below is an overview of joint replacement procedures.

Overview

If you or a loved one have been experiencing joint pain, the doctor may first prescribe medication, physical therapy, and/or other non-surgical treatment options, before resorting to surgery. A joint replacement surgery involves the removal of the cartilage that covers a joint from both sides. After removing the worn cartilage, the joint is replaced by either a plastic or metal implant, called prosthesis.

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Possible Risks and Complications

Like every other surgical procedure, a minimally invasive joint replacement in Plano also has possible risks and complications, such as:

  • Blood clots
  • Infections
  • Prolonged joint stiffness
  • Potential nerve or joint damage
  • Prosthesis may come loose or misalign with the joint.

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Post-Op Measures to Remember

Your doctor will give you specific instructions to follow after your joint replacement surgery. The instructions you will need to follow after a joint replacement surgery in Plano or anywhere else are to help prevent potential risks and complications after the procedure. Some of the post-op measures include:

  • Periodic follow-ups with the physician
  • Follow the doctor’s post-op recommendations
  • Make necessary dietary changes
  • Include a few simple exercises in your daily routine
  • Attend physical therapy
  • Quit smoking and drinking

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Wrap Up

Whether you or a loved one is planning to undergo a knee, hip, or shoulder joint replacement surgery in Plano or any other place, it is important to do your research and consult an experienced surgeon. At the Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center, our patient navigators specialize in connecting you with experienced participating joint replacement surgeons in Plano, Dallas, and other parts of Texas. To connect with a participating joint surgeon near you, simply call 888 608 4762 or fill out our contact form and we will get back with you, shortly.

NOTE: Physicians who are members of the referral program practice independently and are not employees or agents of Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic.

References:

https://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Treatments/Joint-Replacement-Surgery

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/8856-joint-replacement

https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/preparing-for-joint-replacement-surgery/

L.D. Jennings

Orthopedic SurgeonTexas Knee & SportsSports Medicine
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Karim Meijer

Orthopedic SurgeonTexas Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic GroupShoulder, Elbow and Knee
Work Phone: 888-608-4762
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Kwame Ennin

Orthopedic SurgeonTexas Center for Joint ReplacementHip and Knee Replacement
Work Phone: 888-608-4762
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Donald Hohman Jr.

Orthopedic SurgeonTexas Orthopaedic AssociatesHip and Knee Replacement
Work Phone: 888-608-4762
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