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About Total Joint Replacement at Cascade Orthopedics

When you have damaged joint components, total joint replacement offers a solution. These procedures are among the services available from Cascade Orthopaedics in Auburn and Bonney Lake, Washington. Explore what these procedures can do for you during a face-to-face consultation, which can be booked online or by phone today.  

Total Joint Replacement Q & A

What is total joint replacement?

Total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace damaged joint components with artificial implants. Once in place, the synthetic joint components function similarly to your natural tissue. 

Some of the joints commonly treated with total joint replacement include:

  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Shoulder 
  • Ankle

Anterior hip replacement, and partial knee replacement are also available. Artificial joint components can be made of ceramic, metal, or a heavy-duty type of plastic. 

Am I a good candidate for total joint replacement?

Total joint replacement isn’t the right fit for everyone, so understanding when and why these procedures are performed can help you decide which treatment path is right for you. Some of the circumstances that suggest total joint replacement might be a good option include:

  • Joint pain that persists even after treatments like physical therapy, joint injections, and medication
  • Joint stiffness that prevents you from completing normal daily tasks
  • Limited mobility within the joint that hasn’t responded to treatment 
  • Swelling that doesn’t get better after lifestyle modifications or medication

During your initial visit you’ll learn more about what to expect with total joint replacement, how to prepare, and what your recovery process will look like. 

What is robotic-assisted joint replacement?

Robotic-assisted surgical technology has vastly improved orthopaedic surgery in recent years. Today’s procedures would be almost unimaginable just a few decades ago, and procedures like total hip replacement are now nothing to dread, but rather something to look forward to.

In robotic-assisted surgery, the orthopaedic surgeon remains in complete control of the equipment from start to finish. Your doctor sits at a console and views your surgical site on a monitor. Nearby, the robotic treatment device uses a series of arms and surgical tools to perform incredibly precise incisions and repair work. 

Robotic surgical systems can attain a degree of precision and flexibility that even the most skilled human hands cannot match. This technology allows the team at Cascade Orthopaedics to remove loose bodies within a joint, repair damaged tissues, place artificial joint components, and reattach connective and muscle tissues. 

Learn more about total joint replacement and robotic-assisted techniques during a personalized consultation. Online booking is fast and easy, or you can always call to check appointment availability.