Our specialty-trained joint doctors at our Joint Replacement Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics are recognized and respected leaders in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and conditions that affect the joints.
Joint replacement surgery, or an arthroplasty procedure, can be performed on nearly all large joints in the body, including the hip, knee, and shoulder. The most common joint replacement procedures are knee replacements and hip replacements because large joints are often affected by degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis and osteoarthritis.
During joint replacement surgery, the damaged or affected joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant or prosthesis. While most joint replacement surgeries are considered inpatient and require a short stay in the hospital, there are techniques that can be performed in an outpatient setting that allows for the patient to return home the same day. However, determining which procedure and technique is best for you will be up to you and your surgeon, and your recovery and outcome will be highly dependent on your commitment to postsurgical rehabilitation and may include physical therapy.
Patients who suffer from prolonged and ongoing joint pain may first visit their primary care physician's office, though a referral is often made to an orthopedic surgeon, who is a medical doctor trained to treat injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the entire body. For instances where a joint replacement procedure is recommended, an orthopedist who has undergone additional training through a fellowship, like adult reconstruction, is referred to for treatment options—they are also known as a joint replacement specialist.
If you've been suffering from ongoing joint pain, it may be time to visit a joint replacement doctor at Tri-County Orthopedics.
When to Seek Joint Care
Our specialists understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective plan to treat your individual needs, which may include surgery. Request an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334 to consult with a joint specialist if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms:
- Completing daily activities with affected joint is a struggle
- Conservative treatments no longer provide relief
- Persistent pain, especially at night
- Trouble walking upstairs or sitting for extended periods of time
- Significant stiffness
Common joint conditions and injuries that result in the symptoms above include:
- Chronic joint pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Your World-Class Team and Hometown Choice for Joint Replacements
At Tri-County Orthopedics—the most preferred, recognized, and awarded orthopedic practice in the region—you’re in the care of exceptional, specialty-trained orthopedic doctors, surgeons, and staff. Our specialty-trained joint replacement surgeons at our Joint Replacement Center are recognized and respected leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of joint diseases and injuries that often lead to joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder.
Together, our joint replacement doctors and staff take a team approach to assess, diagnose, and treat our joint patients. With their training, Dr. Wayne Colizza, Dr. Robert D'Agostini, Dr. Aaron Forbes, Dr. Robert Goldman, and Dr. Paul Lombardi have the experience and skill to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions with both conservative treatments as well as advanced joint replacements, including:
- Anterior hip replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
To learn more about our Joint Replacement Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics and its renowned doctors, we invite you to review our patient education resources or use the quick links below about total joint replacement and other surgeries for the hips, knees, and shoulders.
When you're ready to discuss your joint issue and your individual treatment options with one of our joint replacement surgeons at Tri-County Orthopedics, you can use our My Choice resource to help select the right joint replacement specialist for you and make an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334. We have convenient locations in Cedar Knolls, Bedminster, Livingston, and Sparta.
If your injury or symptoms can't wait for an appointment, please visit our Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Knolls. Click here to check the hours and availability.