Our specialty-trained joint replacement & revision doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' joint injuries and conditions.
As we age, our joints start to deteriorate from the wear and tear they've endured over the years. Most joint pain can first be treated by nonsurgical options such as over-the-counter medications, physical therapy, or injections. However, as joint pain progresses and gets worse, there are times when conservative treatments do not provide the necessary relief, affecting your regular routine. An experienced orthopedic surgeon can evaluate and provide a diagnosis for your condition, sometimes recommending joint replacement surgery, such as a knee replacement. If a total joint replacement is determined to be the best option, the surgeon will remove the diseased part of the joint, most commonly the hip or knee, and replace it with an implant or prosthesis. Depending on how much damage the joint has, the surgeon will either perform a partial replacement or a total joint replacement. In some cases, a joint revision surgery is necessary as they do not last forever. This is where the surgeon will remove an old implant or prosthesis and replace it with a brand new one.
Know When It's Time to See a Joint Replacement Doctor Near You
You should make an appointment with a joint replacement doctor near you to discuss available treatment options if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Instability or weakness in the joint
- Limping due to severe pain
- Pain that keeps you from doing daily activities
- Pain that keeps you up at night
- Stiffness or swelling
These symptoms may be an indication of a more serious injury or condition like the following, which our joint replacement doctors can diagnose and treat:
- Cartilage deterioration
- Joint deformities
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Our joint replacement specialists understand that pain in your joints can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with one of our doctors, you can request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Lafayette.
Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine
When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.
Our speciatly-trained and board-certified specialists at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, Brian Blackwood, MD, Austin W. Chen, MD, Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, Lorri J. Fulkerson, MD, William C. Kramer, MD, Robert H. Leland, MD, Daniel Master, MD, Stephen D. Paul, MD, James B. Rector, MD, Khemarin Seng, MD, and Lynn A. Voss, MD, have completed advanced training specifically in joint replacement. Our doctors have the vast skills, knowledge, and expertise needed in order to diagnose and treat your joint injury or condition individually to your specific needs and develop a treatment plan this is unique to you.
To treat your joint injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first, such as physical therapy, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, or injections. Our doctors offer a variety of different injections including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, hyaluronic acid, amniotic fluid, steroid, and viscosupplementation. However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical methods do not provide adequate relief and joint replacement surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. Our surgeons specialize in performing a variety of procedures, which include:
- Ankle replacement
- Complex knee revision surgery
- Direct anterior hip replacement
- Elbow replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Robotic-assisted total hip replacement (including MAKOplasty)
- Robotic-assisted total knee and partial knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical care for your joint injury or condition, our joint replacement surgeons also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.
To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine joint replacement doctors about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.