Joint Replacements & Orthopaedic Surgery

Where the ends of two or more bones meet is called joint. There are different types of joints in the body. For example, the knee is considered a “hinge” joint, because of its ability to bend and straighten like a hinged door. The hip and shoulder are “ball-and-socket” joints, in which the rounded end of one bone fits into a cup-shaped area of another bone.Joint replacement surgery involves putting a new one in the place of the damaged joint. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is done by a doctor who is called an orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.
In order to improve how you live doctor may suggest a joint replacement. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. The joints like elbows, ankles, fingers, shoulders can be replaced.