If you have tissue damage in one or more of your joints, help is within reach at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gregory Stanley, MD, MBA, FAAOS, offers joint replacement surgery to restore joint structure and function and give you the best quality of life possible. Call the office to learn more or schedule a visit online today.
Joint replacement surgery at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., replaces all or part of a damaged joint with artificial components. Doing so reduces discomfort and strengthens affected joints, reducing your risk of future problems.
Dr. Stanley and his team provide total and partial joint replacement surgery for your knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, and other painful joints. He also offers joint replacement revisions as needed.
To find out if you’re a candidate for joint replacement surgery at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., Dr. Stanley reviews your symptoms and medical history with you. He assesses affected joints during a physical exam and often recommends that you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures prior to scheduling your joint replacement.
Common reasons for joint replacement surgery include severe injuries, arthritis, joint instability and age-related joint wear and tear.
To get ready for joint replacement surgery, follow Dr. Stanley’s instructions provided in your Surgical Packet.
Don’t smoke, avoid taking certain medications or dietary supplements if he asks you to, and don’t eat or drink anything the morning of your surgery. Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after the procedure.
During joint replacement surgery, Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. providers numb the treatment area and offer a sedative to relax you or give you general anesthesia to make you fall asleep.
Dr. Stanley makes tiny incisions to remove damaged tissues from affected joints. He then replaces the tissues with artificial joint components, ensures they fit in place properly, and closes the incisions before taking you to a recovery area.
After joint replacement surgery, it’s important to follow all of Dr. Stanley’s instructions.
Take medications as directed, ice the treatment area, and get plenty of rest. Wear a brace as needed and avoid vigorous physical activity.
You might use crutches while the joint heals. Attend physical therapy sessions as directed to speed up healing, and see Dr. Stanley for follow-up visits.
To learn more about joint replacement surgery at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., and find out if you’re a candidate for it, call the office or book an appointment online today.