While joint replacement surgery is highly successful in relieving pain and restoring mobility, some patients may still experience mild discomfort or stiffness following surgery. However, this is typically manageable and significantly less than the pain experienced prior to surgery. Our team will provide guidance on managing any residual discomfort as you progress through your recovery.
Joint replacement implants are designed to be durable and long-lasting, with most lasting 15-20 years or more. The lifespan of an implant can be influenced by factors such as the patient’s age, activity level, and overall health. Regular follow-up appointments and proper care can help ensure the longevity of your joint replacement.
Total joint replacement involves replacing the entire damaged joint with artificial components, while partial joint replacement replaces only the damaged part of the joint, preserving healthy bone and tissue. Partial joint replacement often results in faster recovery and better preservation of joint function.
Recovery time varies depending on the type of joint replacement surgery, the patient’s overall health, and adherence to postoperative care instructions. Generally, patients can expect to return to normal daily activities within 6-12 weeks following surgery, with continued improvements over several months.
Candidates for joint replacement surgery typically experience chronic joint pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility due to arthritis, injury, or other degenerative conditions. Our specialists will evaluate your condition during a consultation to determine if joint replacement surgery is the right option for you.