Joint replacement surgery is a major surgery to replace damaged, painful joints. When you’re experiencing joint pain, it can be difficult to determine if surgery is the right solution for you.
At Quincy Medical Group, our expert orthopedic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants help guide patients through these hard decisions every day. In general, you may need a joint replacement if:
- Joint pain prevents you from working or performing activities you love.
- Conservative treatments, like pain medicines or injections, don’t relieve your pain.
- Your joint pain is caused by arthritis or other joint damage that can be corrected with surgery.
A joint replacement surgery can provide long-term pain relief and restore function to your joint, making it well worth the cost and time. Though recovery can take weeks or months, many of our patients say they wish they’d had undergone surgery sooner so they could return to their normal, pain-free movement.
If you are considering joint replacement surgery, talk to our orthopedic surgery team to determine if it’s the right procedure for you.