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Joint Replacement in New Orleans

Do Not Let Arthritis Take Over Your Life

Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. In a normal joint, the end surfaces of bones are made up of articular cartilage. Articular cartilage allows bones to glide easily against one another. Joints must be lubricated with a thin layer of fluid for a body to perform at its maximum level-much like how oil is needed to keep a car's parts moving smoothly. When a patient develops arthritis, the articular cartilage wears out and the joint becomes inflamed. The inflammation often leads to pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joint. Joint replacement may be an option for a patient who develops severe pain due to arthritis. To learn more about joint replacement surgery and other forms of New Orleans orthopaedic surgery, please contact Dr. Hartman.

What is joint replacement surgery?

When a patient undergoes joint replacement surgery, their abnormal bone and lining structures are surgically removed and new "joints" are inserted. New joints may be constructed out of special metal, plastic, or certain types of carbon-coated implants. After recovering from joint replacement surgery, many patients are able to move their joint with little or no pain. The primary reason for getting a joint replacement is to improve pain. Other possible benefits include improved joint movement and improved alignment of the limb. Physical therapy is often needed after surgery to help ensure that the joint motion obtained at the time of surgery is maintained.

Receive Joint Replacement Surgery in New Orleans

For the best results after joint replacement surgery, it is advised that patients follow the recommendations of their surgeon. If you would like to learn more about joint replacement surgery or any other type of orthopaedic procedures, feel free to contact Dr. Hartman for an appointment at (504) 412-1700 or request an appointment online.

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Michael W. Hartman, MD
200 West Esplanade Ave., Suite 500,
Kenner, LA 70065
(504) 412-1700
Michael W. Hartman, MD

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