Hip & knee
Individualized Treatment for Partial or Total Joint Replacement
Our joints are the workhorses of the body, and over time the demands we place on them can cause deterioration, stiffness, and debilitating pain.
Although joint replacement isn’t the right option for everyone, hip or knee replacements are typically recommended when the pain from arthritis becomes unbearable. One in four of us will experience arthritis, sometimes as young as age 40. In some cases, those with other medical problems that cause pain around the joint may need to consider replacement when medications and physical therapy fail to help.
Arthritis is the leading cause of joint pain, but traumatic injury can also play a role. Previous fractures can cause extreme damage and disfiguration, leading us to consider replacing the entire joint rather than just repairing the damage.
Almost any joint in the body today can be replaced with an artificially functioning implant. Gulf Orthopaedics specializes in the most common options to replace the hip, knee, and shoulder. Our fellowship-trained surgeons are also skilled in joint revision, a highly specialized surgery to repair failed procedures. We provide the most advanced Robotic-Assisted digital technology including VELYS ™ and MAKO ™, with a custom surgery plan based on a model of your unique joint. Digital precision means smaller incisions and much faster recovery times.
If your hip has been damaged by life-long overuse, recent injury, or degenerative arthritis, the pain can keep you from doing the things you love. Dating to the 1960s, hip replacement is considered one of the most successful operations in all of medicine. Depending on the severity of your situation, we may consider total joint replacement, partial joint replacement, or joint resurfacing.
Knee arthritis may have you changing your routine, physical activity, or limit your ability to work as you used to. If weight loss, braces, injections, or physical therapy are no longer offering relief, it might be time for a total knee replacement. Outpatient options likely have you out of the hospital the same day as your surgery, and new technologies mean your new joint will last forever.
Total joint replacement is usually reserved for those suffering from severe arthritic conditions. Pain tolerance is unique to each of us, so think about your ability to manage these symptoms:
- Long term pain no longer relieved by physical therapy or medication
- Significant loss of mobility
- Ache in the joint that keeps you awake at night
- Difficulty with simple daily functions like climbing stairs or standing up
Consider a consultation with one of our fellowship-trained physicians to evaluate your options and get back to enjoying the life you love.
Meet our Hip & Knee Team
Grant Zarzour, MD
Michael Granberry, MD
T. Gregg Terral, MD
Joey Carter, MD
Miles Hulick, MD
Russell Goode, MD