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Joint Replacement in New Orleans

Why would I need joint replacement surgery?

Arthritis or other medical conditions that damage your joints can make it difficult and painful to perform everyday activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, or engaging in family activities.

If you suffer from joint pain or impaired mobility that doesn’t improve with conservative treatments, you may want to discuss your options for joint replacement surgery with the team at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans. The experienced surgeons at OANO are skilled in the most innovative methods for joint replacement, including:

  • Direct anterior hip replacement
  • Customized total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Computer navigation
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques

What is a direct anterior total hip replacement?

With the direct anterior approach to total hip replacement, your surgeon at OANO makes an incision on the front of your hip instead of the back or side. This approach allows the doctor to replace your joint without cutting through muscle or tendons in your hip.

Direct anterior total hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, which  offers the following benefits:

  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less trauma to surrounding tissue
  • Reduced pain
  • Faster return to normal activities

The team at OANO is proud to be the only orthopaedic practice in the greater New Orleans area with three specially trained surgeons who perform anterior total hip replacement procedures.

What is a customized total knee replacement?

If you need a total knee replacement, the team at OANO has extensive experience performing customized procedures. This technique uses images of your knee joint from a CT or MRI scan to construct a unique surgical procedure and prosthesis based on the precise measurements of your body.

Your surgeon at OANO uses these measurements to navigate within the appropriate boundaries of your knee during surgery. As a team, they’ve successfully performed hundreds of knee replacement procedures this way.

What is a partial knee replacement?

In cases where arthritis or tissue damage only affects one side of your knee, the team at OANO can perform a partial knee replacement procedure. This involves removing damaged tissue and replacing only the necessary parts of your knee.

If you’re a candidate for partial knee replacement, the benefits include:

  • Faster recovery than total knee replacement
  • Better knee mechanics
  • Long-term pain relief

To learn more about whether joint replacement surgery is right for you, call Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans at (504) 899-6391 today.