Hip replacement is a procedure where a surgeon removes the damaged hip joint and replaces it with an artificial one, made from metal or plastic components. This new joint should give increased stability and flexibility as well as reducing pain. The surgery can be used to treat severe hip fractures, deteriorative diseases such as osteoarthritis, or degenerative conditions caused by hip deformities.
Robotic Knee Replacements with Mako Robotics
Knee replacement surgery is a common orthopedic procedure for patients with severe arthritis. However, thanks to the emergence of robotic-assisted technology, knee replacement surgeries are becoming increasingly precise, less invasive, and more effective than ever before. Dr. Linschoten was at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology in Baton Rouge and has been successfully offering robotic-assisted knee replacements for several years.
Hip and Knee Revisions
Joint revision surgeries are complex procedures used to correct instability or pain caused by previous joint surgeries. They carry certain risks and benefits, and the recovery process usually takes several months. Knowing what to expect before, during, and after your surgery can help you make an informed decision about whether it is right for you. Not all orthopedics offer revisions, but Dr. Linschoten specializes in complex cases and has been able to bring hope and healing to patients in need of joint revisions.
Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee is a common joint condition that can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in these areas. It is most common in older adults, but it can affect people of any age. Understanding the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and knowing how to manage and treat it can help you stay active and healthy. Dr. Linschoten offers comprehensive orthopedic care with a variety of treatment options.