TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT
Total Joint Replacement (TJR) Surgery
Serving Fort Myers and the southwest Florida area, Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physicians, perform total joint replacement surgeries. These procedures are now some of most common US orthopedic surgeries because evolving technology, techniques, and procedural improvements have made the procedure safer and more reliable than ever.
Five Total Joint Replacement Facts
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented a study at the 2018 national meeting predicting the future number of joint replacement surgeries. The facts emerged:
Total hip replacements (THR) and total knee replacements (TKR) continue to be the most common TJRs with more than 370,770 THRs and 680,150 TKRs performed in 2014 alone.
Primary THR is projected to grow 171% and primary TKR up to 189% in just ten years.
The mean age for primary total hips has declined from 66.3 years to 64.9 and knees from 68 years to 65.9.
Females comprise the majority of THR and TKR patients at 55% to 62%.
Other replaceable joints include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.
Did you know that Jane Fonda, Ray Charles, Steve Carrell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lionel Ritchie, Bo Jackson, Hulk Hogan, and Kim Engen (tennis) all underwent a total joint replacement procedure?
Purpose of the Surgery
Causes for TJR surgeries include arthritis, wear and tear, disease, and sports injuries. The purpose of TJR is to remove damaged and/or diseased parts of a joint and replace with new, man-made materials.
The goals of joint replacement surgery are to:
Recover the function of the joint
While you may end up with a recommendation for total joint replacement surgery, other pain reducing treatments might be:
An exercise routine
Physical aids like a cane or walker
Your orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in the Fort Myers, Florida area use the most current technology and pain management techniques to expertly diagnose and treat your joint issues including with a total joint replacement procedure, if needed.