If your knee, hip or shoulder is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, you can suffer from pain, loss of motion and weakness. It may be hard for you to perform simple daily activities, such as walking or dressing. You may even begin to hurt while sitting or lying down.

If nonsurgical treatments such as medications, cortisone injections, and physical therapy are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct deformity, and help you resume normal activities.

Joint replacement surgery was first performed in 1960. Since then, improvements in surgical materials and techniques have greatly increased its effectiveness. Joint replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 1,000,000 joint replacements are performed each year in the United States.

If joint replacement is an option you are considering or a procedure that has been recommended for you, look no further than Teton Orthopaedics. Our surgeons are board-certified and have highly specialized training in joint replacement-Arthroplasty. They also continue to evolve their skills to meet the ever-changing field of orthopedic research and education.

Teton Orthopaedics joint specialists, Rafael Williams M.D., Joshua Beck M.D. and Andrew Bullington M.D. recognize there is more to joint replacement than surgery and offer a complete program through to recovery. Our team of experts uses a comprehensive approach with education, preoperative classes and physical therapy to help return you to an active lifestyle.