Our joint replacement doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' joint injuries and conditions.
Determining whether to undergo total joint replacement surgery is a big decision, but one that can result in improved function and mobility. Joint replacement surgery entails replacing a diseased joint—most commonly hip, knee, or shoulder joints—with a well-designed and functional artificial implant. Joint replacement surgery is a necessary procedure when considerable cartilage loss occurs in your joint, causing bone-on-bone friction, debilitation, and overbearing pain. Additionally, revision joint replacement surgery is required when there's an infection in the replaced joint, instability in an implanted joint, or when a worn-down artificial joint needs to be replaced and improved.
When It's Time to See a Joint Replacement Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a doctor to discuss the available treatment options:
- Inability to perform everyday activities
- Instability in your joint
- Limping due to joint pain
- Severe pain even when not using the joint
- Stiffness, swelling, or weakness in your joint
- Throbbing pain that keeps you up at night
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention and make an appointment with a joint replacement specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of joint injuries and conditions.
Common joint injuries and conditions that can be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by our surgeons include:
- Cartilage damage or deterioration
- Joint deformity
If conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and joint replacement surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our joint replacement surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery and are committed to ensuring the best possible course of treatment and outcome for you. Common procedures performed by our joint replacement doctors include total hip replacement, hip revision surgery, knee replacement, partial knee replacement, knee revision surgery, total shoulder replacement, total shoulder resurfacing, and shoulder revision surgery.
Additionally, recent technological advancements in joint replacement and revision surgery have allowed our orthopedic surgeons to provide better outcomes and quicker recovery times for our patients. Examples of these developments include: more durable implants, enhanced implant designs, and less invasive surgical techniques, such as anterior hip replacement. The joint replacement and revision surgeons and assisting staff at Sports Medicine North provide state-of-the-art pre- and postoperative care, as well as long-term follow-up care. Please be assured that our team of doctors always strives to use conservative treatment methods to help safely return you to activity before considering surgery.
To consult with a joint replacement doctor at Sports Medicine North, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We have three offices conveniently located in Peabody, Beverly, and Newburyport.
Why Choose Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, Ira K. Evans III, M.D., David J. Fehnel, M.D., John A. Karbassi, M.D., Steven Mattheos, M.D., Hugh M. O'Flynn, M.D., James D. O'Holleran, M.D., Jeffrey A. Polansky, M.D., and Benjamin J. Schwartz, M.D., have completed additional training focusing their education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge specifically in joint replacement. With this advanced training, they have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your joint injuries or conditions.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialists and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North joint replacement doctors about your available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine.