Total Joint Replacement

Overview

Dr. Noonan provides treatment for the the full and partial replacement and reconstruction of joints. He specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of common and exclusive reconstruction procedures for the joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder.

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint replacements were performed in the United States. Hip and knee replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements.

Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead patients to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage)—either from arthritis, a fracture, or another condition. If nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy, and changes to your everyday activities do not relieve your pain and disability, your doctor may recommend total joint replacement.

To learn more about total joint replacement, please call 713-486-7575 to schedule an appointment.