A total hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, involves removing the damaged bone and cartilage and replacing them with prosthetic components. More specifically, the surgeon removes the damaged femoral head and replaces it with a metal stem in the hollow center of the femur. This surgery is done to alleviate chronic pain in the hip.
Those who suffer from destruction of the knee joint associated with pain and impaired function may need a total knee replacement. This is a common affliction for many older adults, with this type of surgery aiming to restore their mobility and quality of life. Dr. Richard Driessnack is the one to have behind you on this. Not only does he have the technical education and training in joint replacement