Restoration of Health in the Knees, Hips and Shoulders through surgery with an Orthopedic Doctor

There has been revolutionary innovations in medical technology in recent years. Medical science now allows a Doctor to perform procedures that are non-invasive, precise and more effective. Advances in joint and cartilage restoration has significantly improved. Arthritis in the knees can be treated at Missouri Delta Medical Center with resurfacing. Medical conditions and injury are the most common causes of joint pain.

Knee resurfacing only replaces the tissue that has been disturbed. This procedure allows the Doctor to stay clear of healthy bone and tissue. A partial implant replaces only the affected cartilage and bone. The artificial implants and the incision to access the bone is much smaller in this procedure. Pain after partial knee resurfacing is abridged in comparison to conventional procedures.

Arthritic impairment of the hip can be extremely debilitating. The hips are used in so many mobile activities that it would be nearly impossible to avoid aggravating it when active. Hip replacement is a viable choice when all other therapy has failed. In hip replacement surgery, the ball and socket is reconstructed. The socket and ball shaped joint glide back and forth smoothly in normal circumstances.

A healthy hip has smooth cartilage to protect the interior bone surface of the socket. Smooth cartilage is severely deteriorated in a hip replacement candidate. There is uncomfortable friction of the bone surfaces that join the ball and socket. The femoral head, also known as the ball, is replaced with a ceramic ball. The femoral stem, or portion of the bone attached to the ball is replaced with a metal stem. A spacer is placed between the ceramic ball and socket to restore smooth gliding of the hip.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement is an effective surgery for people who have rotator cuff tears. Standard shoulder replacement is likely to have an adverse affect with this kind of condition. The rotators cuff is a tendon in the shoulder. This procedure is more agreeable because different muscles are damaged with a tear of this kind. Standard shoulder replacement delivers better results when the rotator cuff is still operable. Reverse total surgery depends on a functioning deltoids muscle instead. The positioning of the ball and socket is basically reversed. The rearrangement puts the ball on the joint’s socket side and the socket on the ball’s side.

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