As we age, conditions like rheumatism, osteoarthritis, injuries, or disease can necessitate joint replacement surgery on our knees, shoulders, or hips. We take these joints for granted our entire lives until an injury or disease occurs causing us pain and restricting our movements. Joint replacement has been a challenging operation to recover from in the past, but advances in technology and surgical techniques have reduced recovery time dramatically. Carolina Center for Joint Preservation & Replacement, the local Myrtle Beach joint replacement provider if you’re in the South Carolina area, would be happy to speak in depth with you about your joint replacement options.
Joint replacement is necessary when all other methods of treatments have failed at relieving pain and restoring movement. Joints work smoothly when the cartilage between the bones is stable and intact. Cartilage allows for pain free and frictionless movement. When the cartilage is severely worn or damaged by disease or injury, movement can become very painful. When a joint is worn out enough to cause bone on bone rubbing even minor activities like walking, climbing stairs and bending over becomes painful. Left untreated, these become totally debilitating.
The goal of joint replacement is replacing the damage cartilage with plastic or metal joints to relieve pain. By replacing the cartilage, complete joint movement and functionality can be restored which in turn restores mobility. For those who are candidates for total joint replacement surgery, the majority will have their quality of life returned and gain back their independence.
If you live in the Myrtle Beach area the local Myrtle Beach joint replacement provider is Carolina Center for Joint Preservation & Replacement