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Arthritis is a degenerative condition of a joint. It occurs when the smooth cartilage lining at the end of a bone is damaged or worn. In severe cases the lining is lost completely and “bone on bone” contact occurs. It can lead to disabling pain and deformity.
Joint replacement surgery is done as a treatment for severe arthritis. It involves removing the diseased joint and resurfacing the end of the bones with a metal cap and plastic spacer. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 200,000 hip replacements are done each year alone.
Alta Orthopaedics offers joint replacements for the cervical spine, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. We use minimally invasive techniques and state of the art implants. The procedure can often be done with a spinal nerve block eliminating the risks involved with general anesthesia. Additionally, a peripheral nerve block can be used to provide complete pain control for up to 3 days following surgery.