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Joint Replacement

For people with osteoarthritis, there comes a point when the pain in your knees, hips, or other joints becomes unbearable. You’ve done physical therapy, joint injections, and you’ve probably reduced your activity level significantly just to deal with the pain. You’ve tried everything to avoid needing a joint replacement, but nothing works anymore.

Osteoarthritis can develop from normal wear and tear as you get older, especially if you are still active in sports or exercise. Arthritis can also develop in joints that have been damaged from injury earlier in life. The pain from arthritis is caused by bone-on-bone rubbing as cartilage wears away inside the joint.

The decision to have a joint replacement procedure typically comes only after all other options have been exhausted. The surgeon will take into account your age, health profile, and desired activity level when considering a joint replacement.

If you are unsure about having joint replacement surgery, call McNeil Orthopedics for a second opinion.

Practically any joint in your body can be replaced, but the ones we do most often are the knees. Advancements in modern surgical techniques have made joint replacement less invasive and more successful than ever before.

When performing knee replacements, Dr. McNeil uses a customized cutting block that is matched to the patient’s anatomy. Based on an MRI of the patient’s knee that is then turned into a 3D computer image, the block is manufactured weeks before surgery. It helps Dr. McNeil map out a precise blueprint for the surgery ahead of time, which eliminates the need to drill into bone canals. It also enables him to determine the exact size implant needed prior to surgery.

This technology makes total knee replacement much safer and faster, with a quicker recovery and fewer complications.

Joint Replacement Procedures We Perform

After joint replacement surgery, your new knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle will feel and function like a normal joint, and you’ll be back on your feet in no time. Many patients return to normal activity within 6-8 weeks of surgery.

If you’ve reached that point when surgery might be necessary, please see us for an evaluation of your joint health. Contact McNeil Orthopedics in North Easton, MA today to schedule an appointment with Dr. McNeil. Call (508) 205-9630 or you can request an appointment online at your convenience.

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