It’s not trite to say that joint replacement surgery changes lives. People go from sedentary lifestyles to full mobility after their procedure. Pain is gone, and independence is regained. At Advanced Bone & Joint, our board-certified surgeons offer minimally invasive partial and total joint replacements, depending on the patient’s needs and desired therapeutic outcomes.
Here are five health benefits people enjoy after getting a joint replacement.
Benefit #1 Pain Is Greatly Reduced Or Even Eliminated.
The Arthritis Foundation states that pain management is the biggest reason why people seek joint replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis causes deterioration of bone ends, cartilage, and other connective tissue, resulting in sometimes excruciating bone on bone friction. Joint replacement removes these damaged joint components and replaces them with metal or plastic parts that move smoothly and without friction.
Benefit #2 Mobility Improves.
Joint replacement surgery dramatically improves movement, range of motion, and flexibility for more people. People can reach, walk, balance, lift and do many of the motions that were limited previously by joint damage.
Benefit #3 You Have Less Risk of Developing Serious Chronic Health Conditions.
When you can’t move due to degraded joints, your overall health–both physical and mental–suffers. People who have bad joints and do not address the issue often develop weight problems, diabetes, heart disease, and depression–all related to limited movement and poorly functioning joints.
On the flip side, people who undergo hip or knee replacement procedures are 30 to 40 percent less likely to suffer a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack, reports the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Benefit #4 Your Life And Activity Level Will Normalize.
Before joint replacement, many people report they cannot climb stairs, walk the dog, or get groceries out of the car. After joint replacement and rehabilitation, that changes. Independence is restored, and the activities of daily living which seemed just about impossible just a few months previous are restored. Self-confidence returns, as well as the ability to get back to sports and recreational activities.
Benefit #5 The Rest Of Your Joints Will Be Healthier.
When you replace a dysfunctional knee or hip, you remove the stress once placed on your “good joints.” Overall strength and endurance improves, as well as balance, coordination, and fluidity of movement. In fact, your entire body benefits from your new and improved joint!
Top-Notch Orthopedic Care at Advanced Bone & Joint
Our orthopedic clinics, located in Wentzville, O’Fallon, and St. Peters, MO, deliver the highest standard of care. Our team handles everything from the most complex joint replacements to simple fracture care and everything in between.
Call today to learn more about joint replacement surgery. We will be happy to explain all the details as it pertains to your particular health needs and goals. Call (636) 229-4222, or request your appointment online.