Joint preservation is used to re-align joints so that they feel and function as they should, without replacing the entire joint. Our orthopedic specialists help patients restore normal motion by realigning the joints to reduce or eliminate pain and often there is no need for surgery. This technique is especially helpful for arthritis patients.
Artificial joints last approximately 30 years. That means patients aged 50 and under who choose joint replacement surgery could potentially have to replace that joint again in their life time. By using joint preservation techniques, our patients are able to extend the use of their own joint and potentially avoid multiple surgeries.
If you are experiencing joint pain that bothers you frequently or is keeping you from participating in your day to day activities, talk with one of our fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists about ways to preserve your joints before a replacement becomes necessary.