At High Mountain Orthopedics, our experienced team of orthopedic surgeons provides top-quality joint replacement solutions that help patients get back to living their lives pain-free. We perform hundreds of procedures each year, using the most advanced technology and surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery.
Joint replacement surgery is performed when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate joint movement and pain relief. Although hips and knees are joints that are replaced most often, shoulders, elbows, ankles and even joints in the fingers can be replaced. Injuries, osteoarthritis, tumors, tissue tears and cartilage and bone damage can cause debilitating symptoms such as:
- Persistent pain and achiness in the affected joint
- Reduced joint mobility
- Severe pain that prevents you from sleeping
- A grinding or grating sensation in the joint
- A knee that “goes out” or causes pain when performing daily activities such as walking
The goal of joint replacement surgery is to remove diseased or damaged parts of a joint and replace them with metal and plastic components to restore strength and relieve pain. Our surgeons take a comprehensive team approach to finding the most effective solutions to ease your pain, help your joint work better and improve your quality of life. Our team is trained in both revision and total joint replacement using state-of-the-art techniques and technology such as anterior approaches to the hip, partial knee replacement and robotic-assisted surgery (MAKOplasty). Using robotic technology enables us to perform surgery with increased precision and implant positioning, which gives patients more natural motion in the joint. If you are a candidate for joint replacement surgery, your doctor will determine which type of procedure is right for you.
Minimally invasive techniques such as MAKOplasty also decrease trauma to the affected area with smaller incisions and less scarring, pain and soreness in surrounding tissues. This means you may also have more flexibility and mobility immediately following surgery and a smoother, faster recovery. The length of time surgery will take depends of the complexity of each case. Surgery may be performed at one of our affiliates, Valley Hospital or St. Joseph’s Hospital, or an outpatient surgical center. Although there are some complications that can arise after surgery, they are much less common than they used to be. If you do experience any complications, our skilled team is well-versed in treating them and will provide support every step of the way.
Post-procedure rehabilitation is a vital for successful joint replacement. Physical therapy is usually an integral part of rehabilitation. Our physical therapy facility in Wayne, NJ, is led by an experienced physical therapist who collaborates with our surgical team to ensure you receive the most effective therapy possible. Our physical therapy department offers a range of specific therapeutic modalities and techniques to help you reach an optimal outcome and improve your quality of life. Depending on your specific health conditions and needs, you may even begin with gentle, range-of-motion exercises the day after surgery.
If you’re experiencing joint pain that has affected your quality of life and ability to perform daily activities, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Our team at High Mountain Orthopedics is committed to providing compassionate quality care and joint replacement surgery that can change your life and allow you to do the things you love. Contact us online or call 973-595-7779 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To schedule an appointment with our physical therapy department, call 973-321-1790. We serve residents of Northern New Jersey with our location in Wayne, NJ.
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