Total joint replacement 

Dr. Monesmith and his staff provide top-quality orthopedic care including treatment of hip and knee pain. Along with total and partial joint replacement surgery, Dr. Monesmith takes care of your questions when you decide to get a partial or total joint replacement and walks through what to expect after total joint replacement surgery. 

Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery involves removing the diseased portion of the hip joint. An artificial hip, known as a prosthesis, replaces it. The worn hip socket is replaced by a cup, and the worn head of the thigh bone is replaced by a ball on a stem that is inserted into the thigh bone. These parts are made of metal and plastic and come in various sizes and designs.


Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery involves removing and reshaping the diseased portion of the knee joint. An artificial knee, known as a prosthesis, replaces it. Dr. Monesmith will decide whether you will need a total knee replacement or a minimally invasive partial knee replacement. 



Surgical Risks

The three main risks of joint replacement surgery are blood loss, infection and blood clots. Dr. Monesmith requires each patient to have a healthy weight before surgery to reduce the risk of complications and infection. Dr. Monesmith will provide suggestions on how to become a good candidate for joint replacement surgery by safely losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 


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The Ultimate Guide to Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Learn what's causing your hip pain and how you can treat it with OrthoIndy's ultimate guide to total hip replacement.