Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure used to repair a joint that has become damaged from arthritis or another condition. The procedure involves replacing the damaged portions of the joint with a prosthetic device made from metal, ceramic, or plastic to restore joint function and alleviate pain. At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, Dr. Richard Gray, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. He has helped countless patients recover from joint pain and regain mobility to enjoy a better quality of life.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Gray has focused on providing patients with the treatment options that best serve their needs while also providing caring support for patients and their families. Dr. Gray offers the following types of total joint replacement for patients with severe or disabling joint damage:
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Joint replacement for fingers and thumbs
- Wrist joint replacement
- Elbow joint replacement
- Shoulder joint replacement
Surgery is typically an option for individuals with joint conditions that have not responded to conservative treatment methods, such as anti-inflammatory medications. Choosing to undergo joint replacement surgery for any area of the body is a big decision to make and involves many different considerations, and Dr. Gray helps his patients understand the procedure and recovery process.
For more information about total joint replacement surgery and to find out if it’s the right option for you, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray.
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