Joints that are affected by severe injury or arthritis can be very painful and limit your activities. Very often such joints require complete replacement.
At North Central Surgical Center, we have physicians who are skilled at joint replacement surgery. We choose high-quality prostheses and ensure they are designed accurately to restore normal and healthy movement of the joint. Joints that commonly require replacement are the hip and knee.
Hip joint and knee joint replacements are helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.
Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth and low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.
When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.
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- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Unicondylar (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Revision Hip Replacement
- Shoulder Joint Replacement
Our Providers: Total Joint Replacement
Kurt Kitziger, MD
- Kurt Kitziger, MD
- W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic
- Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance Member
Total Joint Replacement
- Hip Replacement
- Anterior Hip Approach
- Posterior Hip Approach
- Shoulder Replacement
- Hip Injuries
- Knee Replacement
- Knee Injuries
- Sports Medicine (5 years and older)