Joint Replacement Surgery
Arthroplasty Can Improve How You Move and Live
Duke orthopaedic surgeons perform thousands of arthroplasty procedures annually to reduce pain and restore function caused by a diseased or damaged hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, or wrist joint. We rely on minimally invasive techniques, pain management advances, physical therapy, and the latest surgical options to get you back to your daily activities faster and with less pain. Our use of the newest, longer-lasting artificial joints reduces your risk for additional surgery down the road.
Do You Need Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, may be right for you if your hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist joint has been damaged by arthritis, aging, avascular necrosis (loss of blood supply to the bones around a joint), injury, or overuse. Surgery may be your best option if the pain and swelling in your damaged joint have become unbearable and no longer responds to conservative treatment.
If joint replacement surgery is in your future, you can feel confident in choosing Duke for your care.
Collectively, our joint replacement surgeons have performed more than 10,000 joint replacement surgeries in a two-year span. Many of our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons are fellowship-trained in joint replacement surgery and perform joint-specific replacement surgery exclusively. Our expertise and high volume allow us to manage routine and complex surgeries effectively. In fact, people are often referred to us who have been turned down at other centers, or who need correction (revision) of a joint replacement surgery performed elsewhere.
As a high volume orthopaedic center, we are often first in the area to use the latest joint replacement innovations. Our joint replacement surgeons are constantly testing and developing new procedures and artificial joints. Whether for your ankle, shoulder, hip, knee or wrist, we constantly strive to make joint replacements work better and last longer.
Our team approach ensures you receive the best possible care before, during and after your procedure. Physical therapy may be recommended to help you prepare for surgery, and is often a critical part of the post-surgery experience. Our regional anesthesiologists, pain specialists, and specially trained orthopaedic nurses help shorten your hospital stay and speed your recovery so that you can return to your family, home, work, and the activities you love.