When is it time for joint replacement surgery?

No one should have to live with hip or knee pain. As our bodies age, our knee and hip joints may develop arthritis.

What is arthritis?

A very common condition, arthritis is the inflammation of a joint causing joint pain. There are different types of arthritis, but the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Monesmith treats arthritis of the hip and knee. Symptoms of both hip arthritis and knee arthritis include:

  • Pain in the joint
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling of the joint
  • Decreased range of motion

Are you a candidate for joint replacement surgery?

If you have hip or knee pain, Dr. Monesmith will suggest non-operative treatment options first such as weight loss, medication, physical therapy or injections. When those treatment options have failed, it may be time to consider having a joint replacement surgery to relieve your joint pain.

Knee replacement and hip replacement surgery can help reduce your pain and help restore joint function.

Knee and hip resources

Whether you are looking for hip or knee doctor or scheduled for surgery with Dr. Monesmith, check out the following resources to educate yourself about hip and knee pain or to share your story with others considering joint replacement surgery.  

Joint Replacement Surgery

Learn about what to expect before, during and after a hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery.

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Patient Outcomes

Dr. Monesmith uses pain management techniques and genetic testing to help improve patient outcomes after knee and hip surgery. He also offers package pricing for primary hip and knee replacements and partial knee replacement surgery.

How Dr. Monesmith Improves Patient Outcomes

Patient Stories

When choosing a doctor, it’s helpful to hear patient experiences. Patients share their stories and how Dr. Monesmith helped relieve their hip or knee pain and restore joint function. If you are a patient – share your story to help others find relief from knee or hip pain.

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