Expert joint replacement surgery close to home
At Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates, a number of our orthopaedic surgeons perform knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacement procedures. After a thorough exam, including any necessary X-rays or MRIs, your doctor will let you know if you are a candidate for joint replacement. We do hundreds of these procedures every year, and your doctor will explain your treatment options in detail.
Joint replacement surgery becomes necessary when degenerative conditions like arthritis get so severe that nothing relieves the pain or restores mobility. This can happen from normal wear and tear on the joint or when there has been major trauma to the joint, usually from an accident or athletic injury.
After surgery, you’ll receive physical therapy to help you get used to your new joint. The artificial joint is so close to the real thing, most people can’t tell a difference, other than their pain is gone.
Learn more about joint replacement procedures below, and call to schedule your exam today at AOA.
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AOA has two offices to serve Tri-Cities residents in Bristol and Johnson City, Tennessee.