Adult Joint Reconstruction and Replacements – Paik and Wellborn

/Adult Joint Reconstruction and Replacements – Paik and Wellborn
Adult Joint Reconstruction and Replacements – Paik and Wellborn 2017-12-30T00:12:44+00:00

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

Hip and knee replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements, but replacement surgery can be performed on other joints, as well, including the ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.