What is arthroplasty?
Arthroplasty is surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint. Orthopedic surgery including total knee and hip arthroplasty is available for those that are needing a knee or hip replacement. Our Bay Area Surgical Group center also offers shoulder replacement surgery including total shoulder arthroplasty for the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
Total knee and total hip arthroplasty are surgical procedures the orthopedic physicians at Bay Area Surgical Group specialize in. If a knee or hip is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, and non-surgical treatments are no longer helpful, arthroplasty would most likely be the next option.
The total knee arthroplasty and the total hip arthroplasty are the two most common procedures. Less common, but just as successful in relieving joint pain, is total shoulder arthroplasty. This procedure may be recommended if arthritis or degenerative joint disease makes your shoulder stiff and painful or if the upper arm bone is fractured so badly that tissue death may result. Knee replacement, hip replacement and shoulder arthroplasty are highly technical procedures that should be performed by an experienced orthopedic surgeon.