The surgical replacement of a painful degenerated joint used to restore mobility in osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, or to correct a congenital deformity. The joint can be partially replaced or fully replaced with a metal or plastic prosthesis.
Instability of joint
Decreased or no range of motion
Severe rheumatoid conditions where other treatments or procedures have failed
What to expect from therapy
A therapist will evaluate your pain, range of motion, sensation, muscle strength, and activities of daily living. Treatments may include the use of therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercises, home program, splinting, instruction in activities of daily living with use of assistive devices ( e.g. long handled devices) for self-care, homemaking, work related activities to increase your independence.