Chronic joint pain prevents thousands of Americans from doing the things they used to enjoy. For some, they can alleviate their symptoms with medication or by making changes to their diet and exercise. But for others, making lifestyle changes isn’t enough.  

In those cases, an orthopedic surgeon may recommend total joint replacement (also known as joint arthroplasty).

Logansport Memorial Hospital’s orthopedic surgeons can remove damaged cartilage and replace your injured joint with a new, artificial prosthesis made from metal and plastic. Joint replacement surgery can help relieve your pain, help your joint work better, and improve walking and other movements.

We can also help during recovery and beyond with incision care, pain management, blood clot prevention, and physical therapy.

Hip replacement

Most patients get hip replacement surgery to relieve hip pain and make it easier to walk around and enjoy moderate and low-impact activities again. 

Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons are trained in the minimally-invasive, innovative anterior approach for hip arthroplasty which offers many post-procedure advantages, including:

  • Lower odds of hip dislocation

  • Greater range of movement

  • Quicker recovery

  • Less pain

Knee replacement

Patients with an injury or painful knee damage caused by arthritis often decide to have a total knee replacement when their body doesn’t respond to alternative treatments for chronic pain and their mobility is limited.

During a total knee replacement surgical procedure, one of Logansport Memorial Hospital’s experienced orthopedic surgeons will replace your entire knee with an artificial joint. 

Through it all, we will be there to help manage and alleviate post-operative pain. After recovery, many knee replacement patients report significant or complete relief from persistent, unbearable knee pain.

Shoulder replacement

Chronic shoulder pain comes in many forms. Many patients report symptoms like loss of motion, stiffness, weakness, swelling, and grinding that worsen over time.

When conservative nonsurgical measures (such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and weight loss) aren’t cutting it, orthopedic experts may recommend total shoulder replacement surgery to help their patients—with shoulders damaged from injuries, arthritis, or conditions like torn rotator cuffs—find relief.

During this complex surgical procedure, a total joint surgeon removes the damaged shoulder joint and replaces it with an artificial ball-and-socket. After recovering from shoulder replacement surgery (including physical therapy), most patients report feeling stronger and having a near-normal range of motion again.