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The specialty-trained joint replacement and revision doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's leading experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating joint injuries and conditions.
Staying active is critical to maintaining good health. However, it’s important to recognize that some healthy activities can actually be very hard on your joints. For instance, running and high-impact workouts often cause joint pain or on-going joint issues. But joint pain can occur for many reasons, whether it is due to the normal wear and tear that often comes with old age, an injury, or a disease, such as osteoporosis or arthritis.
While minimally invasive treatments can help many people, others do not benefit from such treatments and therefore may be considered good candidates for joint replacement. The majority of patients who undergo joint replacement experience a reduction in joint pain and are happy they had the procedure.
It’s also important to know that each joint implant has a different lifespan, so eventually, a patient may need to have the implant replaced. When this happens, it is called joint revision. Additionally, sometimes soon after a joint replacement, the artificial joint simply does not conform well due to a number of circumstances. If this happens, a revision may be needed sooner rather than later.
Common Conditions Seen by a Joint Replacement and Revision Doctor
- Cartilage degeneration
- Joint dislocation
- Trauma-related injuries
If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a specialist near you:
- Any joint movement causes pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Joint feels loose or unstable
- Muscle fatigue
- Pain that comes on suddenly
- Redness or swelling, which can indicate joint infection
- Sensation of the knee buckling upon standing
At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that joint pain can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of treatment, such as joint replacement surgery. Our surgeons use the newest techniques and leading-edge technologies. Common procedures and techniques used by our surgeons include the following:
- Direct anterior hip replacement
- Hip replacement and revision
- Knee replacement and revision
- Total joint replacement of the hip or knee
Our doctors are committed to delivering specialized care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.
Contact us today to consult with a specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at one of our locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, our Central Office, Northwest Office, or Southwest Office or at our location in Henderson, Nevada.
Choose Excellence at Desert Orthopaedic Center
With years of experience and advanced training devoted to orthopaedic care, our specialty-trained doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating joint injuries and conditions, and they are dedicated to working with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals.
Our joint replacement and revision surgeons, Dr. John Baldauf, Dr. Roger Fontes, Dr. Chad Hanson, Dr. Lawrence Huff, Dr. Parminder Kang, Dr. Craig Tingey, and Dr. Richard Winder, are the leading specialists in the region who have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your injury or condition.
To consult with a joint replacement specialist at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088.
Helpful Joint Wellness Tips From Our Doctors
- Be sure you and your family are fully prepared following surgery (if this treatment is recommended by your doctor) by moving any furniture and decluttering space to avoid slips, trips, or falls that could cause more damage to your joint(s).
- Maintain a healthy, balanced diet to avoid gaining extra pounds that could put more weight and strain on your joints.
- Spend some time daily to stretch to help keep joints flexible and prevent stiffness.