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What Is Joint Replacement Surgery?

Monday, 29 March 2021 00:00

Joints, including those in the feet and ankles, can become worn down and damaged due to injuries or diseases, such as arthritis. This can lead to pain and a loss of mobility. In some cases, a joint replacement surgery may be necessary to relieve pain and restore function. During a joint replacement surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged joint and replaces it with a new, prosthetic joint made of metal, plastic, or other materials. Following the surgery, recovery time varies between individuals and the type of joint replacement surgery that they had. For an ankle joint replacement, it typically takes 6 weeks to be able to bear weight on the affected ankle again. For more information about joint replacement surgery for the joints of the feet and ankles, please consult with a podiatrist.

In certain cases, in which the patient suffers from extreme pain or damage in a joint, joint replacement surgery may be deemed useful. If you have constant pain in a foot joint, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll from Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

What Is Joint Replacement Surgery?

Over time, joints wear down; this can be exacerbated by diseases and conditions. Joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is when a damaged joint is surgically removed and replaced with a prosthesis. Prostheses, which can be made of ceramic, plastic, or metal, act as joints in lieu of an actual joint. One of the most prevalent causes for joint replacement is arthritis.

Arthritis in the Foot

Arthritis can occur in any joint in the body, including in the feet. Common types of arthritis in the foot are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. The big toe is usually where arthritis occurs in the foot; this is known as hallux rigidus.

Joint Replacement Surgery in the Foot

The most common form of joint replacement in the foot is a first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint placement. MTP joint replacement surgery is designed to treat hallux rigidus. Surgery is not intensive, and recovery occurs within one to two months after the procedure has been done. Overall, joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective way to treat pain in the joint of the foot.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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