Joint Replacement

At Seaview, we offer joint replacement surgery for patients who have ongoing joint pain that cannot be managed with nonsurgical treatment options. For some patients, nonsurgical treatments like anti-inflammatory medications, injections, physical therapy, and walking supports may be sufficient, but for others, those treatments have not helped. Joint replacement surgery is the alternative surgical treatment for these patients suffering from severe joint pain, stiffness, limping, muscle weakness, limited motion, and swelling.

Causes of Joint Problems

The most common causes of joint problems are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Other contributing factors that may weaken joints and lead to arthritis include:

  • Heredity 
  • Joint development problems
  • Genetics
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Trauma to joint cartilage (the cushioning tissue at the end of the bones)

Obesity or being overweight doesn’t directly cause arthritis, but they can contribute to joint problems as excess weight puts more stress on joints, particularly weight-bearing joints like the hips and knees. 

Benefits of Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery offers patients several life-changing benefits that can help:

  • Eliminate joint pain
  • Correct a deformity
  • Improve the patient’s mobility
  • Treat advanced arthritis

Common Joint Replacement Surgeries

The most common joint replacement surgeries are hip and knee. The primary goal of these procedures is to replace the damaged cartilage and any bone loss with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis can be attached to the bone with acrylic cement or it can be press-fit, which allows the bone to grow into the implant. These prostheses are designed to replicate the movement of healthy, normal joints.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery may be considered if nonsurgical treatments do not relieve hip pain. During this procedure, the arthritic portions of the hip are replaced with metal and plastic surfaces. This procedure has been extremely successful in relieving arthritis pain for the vast majority of patients and allows patients to maintain mobility for many years after the procedure. Our orthopedic surgeons are trained in anterior hip replacement, a new approach to hip replacement that results in less damage to major muscles, which often leads to quicker recovery times and less pain after surgery. 

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Hip Revision Surgery

If you have had a hip replacement and have experienced problems with it, you may be a candidate for hip revision surgery. Initial hip replacements are very successful for the vast majority of patients and provide lasting pain relief for many years. However, some patients may need a second hip replacement procedure due to infection, implant wear, or injury. This second procedure is called hip revision surgery or revision total hip replacement. 

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Knee Replacement 

Knee replacement surgery involves removing the damaged portions of the knee and replacing them with prosthetic components. The damaged bone is replaced with metal implants, and a medical-grade plastic spacer is inserted between the metal implants to allow the new knee to glide with movement.

Depending on the location and severity of knee arthritis, there are different surgical options available for knee replacement. At Seaview, our orthopedic surgeons have expertise in total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and robotic-assisted knee replacement procedures. 

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Revision Knee Replacement

If you have had a knee replacement and have experienced problems with it, you may be a candidate for revision knee replacement surgery. Initial knee replacement surgery can provide significant pain relief from arthritis and allow patients to remain active for many years after the procedure. Fortunately, many of these patients are able to live the rest of their lives without the need for additional surgery in the knee. 

For other patients, a second procedure is needed to either correct problems caused by the initial procedure or to replace an implant that has worn over time. This is known as a revision knee replacement. 

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Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery in Central New Jersey and Jersey Shore

Our board-certified surgeons at Seaview Orthopaedics are here to help with your joint replacement procedure. Their expertise, combined with our experienced staff, ensure you are in good hands throughout the surgical process. If you think you may be a candidate for hip or knee replacement surgery and would like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, please call our office at (732) 660-6200 or you may schedule an appointment online.

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