Arthroplasty

Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tulsa, OK

Arthroplasty, or joint replacement, helps millions of Americans reclaim their active lives. At Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the skilled, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons take a personalized approach to joint replacement. They listen to your concerns and explain your arthroplasty options in detail before scheduling your procedure so you can feel confident about your future. Call the office or book an appointment to discuss arthroplasty using the online scheduling tool.

Arthroplasty Q & A

What is arthroplasty?

Arthroplasty, also called joint replacement, is the surgical rebuilding or reconstruction of a joint. This type of surgery replaces the diseased or damaged part of the joint with prosthetic implants. 

Your surgeon secures the implants to your bone in a way that preserves your natural anatomy to ensure you have natural-feeling movement after you recover.

At Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa, the skilled, fellowship-trained surgeons use the most advanced methods of arthroplasty to restore joints and return patients to their active lives.

What joints does arthroplasty treat?

Most people have heard of hip and knee replacements, but arthroplasty has far wider applications. Your surgeon at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa may perform joint replacements in many parts of the body, including:

Knee arthroplasty

Knee arthroplasty options include both partial and total knee replacement. A partial knee replacement restores only one particular compartment in the knee using prosthetic materials, while a total knee replacement addresses damage throughout the knee. 

Hip arthroplasty

Hip arthroplasty is also called a total hip replacement. It replaces the ball and socket in your hip joint using prosthetic parts.

Shoulder arthroplasty

A total shoulder replacement restores a damaged or diseased shoulder joint with a new metal ball and plastic socket. Another option, hemiarthroplasty, replaces only the ball part of the joint, while reverse shoulder replacement swaps the position of the metal ball and socket.

Ankle arthroplasty

Ankle arthroplasty is also called total ankle replacement. It replaces damaged bone at the bottom of your leg and top of your foot with prosthetic parts. 

The skilled orthopedic surgeons also restore smaller joints, including hand and foot joints, using advanced methods of arthroplasty. 

When might I need arthroplasty? 

Arthroplasty isn’t a first-line approach because it’s major surgery. If you have severe long-term joint pain and stiffness that doesn’t improve with nonsurgical care, your surgeon may explore the possibility of arthroplasty with you. 

The type of arthroplasty you require varies with your underlying condition, degree of disability, and health. Your surgeon at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa takes time to understand your needs to determine whether arthroplasty is the right way to restore your active life.

If you’re ready to learn more about joint replacement surgery, call Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa or click on the online scheduler to set up a consultation with an experienced orthopedic surgeon now.