Replacement arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, is a procedure in which a dysfunctional joint is replaced with a prosthesis. Joints can wear down over time due to age or a medical condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or they can become unstable as a result of inadequate soft tissue support. If your joints are painful and they are prohibiting you from completing daily activities, then one of these procedures may be right for you.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used to promote the healing of injured ligaments and is one of the most popular and successful joint preservation methods. However, with serious and/or chronic conditions, joint replacement surgery may be necessary, the most common being:
- Shoulder replacement surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
If you believe that you could benefit from one of these procedures, contact Dr. Brian Domby at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. Dr. Domby is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who received his fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, so you can rest assured he’s a specialist in his field.
During your consultation, Dr. Domby will perform a thorough evaluation of the joint that is bothering you and order any diagnostic testing that may be necessary. Taking into account your age, activity level, overall health, and other factors, he will determine if you are a good candidate for a joint replacement.
To learn more about the benefits of joint replacement surgery, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine and schedule an appointment with Dr. Domby. He would be happy to be a part of getting you back to the active lifestyle you desire.
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