The Truth About Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement

Once unbearable joint pain disrupts their lives, many turn to narcotic pain medication and eventually joint replacement surgery in hopes of easing their suffering.

When it’s time for joint surgery, you need to know your options. Full joint replacement surgery is not always the best choice, and ultimately, it’s not a permanent solution. It’s important to understand the costs, risks, and projected recovery time involved with total joint replacement surgery.

Facts about Joint Replacement

Once you understand the facts about joint replacement surgery, you’ll be more equipped to make an informed decision concerning your treatment options. Here are some of the most important things you should know:

  • Joint replacement surgery costs can rise into the tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Total full recovery time for total joint replacement surgery can be as long as a year.
  • Replacements are impermanent solutions; they can last about 20 years. Once the replacement joint wears out, you’ll need more surgery.

Dangers & Side Effects of Joint Replacement Surgery

Here are some of the side effects and risks involved with joint replacement surgery that you need to be aware of so that you can make the best decision for the future of your joints.

  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Possibility of re-tearing the joint after surgery

Joint replacement isn’t the only solution to joint pain. ARO offers a minimally invasive alternative to joint replacement surgery, focusing specifically on conditions affecting the hip, knee, and shoulder.

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The ARO Difference

With our 3-day process, ARO provides a unique approach to joint repair that you won’t find anywhere else. We use a combination of arthroscopy, denervation, stem cell technology and regenerative medicine to preserve your natural joint and return you to your active lifestyle as soon as possible.

If you are suffering from pain related to an injury or degenerative illness, the highly skilled physicians and surgeons at ARO are here to help restore your active lifestyle.

Contact us to learn more!