Joint Replacement & Revision

Patient-Centered Joint Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our orthopedic surgeons specializing in either joint replacement or joint revision are dedicated, compassionate experts who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. Our specialists, Dr. Mary Gilmer, Dr. Tyler Marshall, Dr. Scott Orr, Dr. Patrick Peavy, and Dr. Mark Rogers, strive to treat each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what joint-related injury or condition is ailing you, our joint experts will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back to enjoying the life you love.

Joint replacement and revision specialists are fellowship-trained or specialty-trained doctors who are dedicated to diagnosing and treating joint-related injuries and conditions, such as arthritis. While they offer many nonsurgical solutions for joint problems, these specialists are highly skilled at performing joint replacement procedures, such as knee replacement, hip replacement, and shoulder replacement. 

Our joint doctors have undergone extensive training and are highly skilled medical professionals whose main concern is your well-being. After carefully assessing and diagnosing your joint-related injury or condition, our joint experts will use their vast experience and extensive training to develop a comprehensive care plan focused on wellness, prevention, and education. 

Dedicated to offering the latest and most advanced treatment options, our joint surgeons specialize in performing a variety of procedures, including:

•    Cartilage restoration
•    Hip replacement, including the direct anterior approach 
•    Hip revision surgery
•    Knee revision surgery
•    Partial knee replacement
•    Shoulder replacement
•    Total knee replacement

Additionally, our experts are committed to treating each patient with the utmost care and medical professionalism and will always deliver the highest level of specialized care you need and deserve.

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, we’ve built a team of fellowship-trained and specialty-trained orthopedic specialists. This team includes our joint doctors, who are dedicated experts committed to providing exceptional joint care focused on you and your needs.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation to discuss your joint issue with one of our joint replacement or revision doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s important to be seen by an orthopedic doctor or surgeon as soon as possible, especially before a problem worsens. The following signs and symptoms are common to patients who are candidates for a joint procedure, such as total hip replacement, knee replacement, or shoulder replacement, or are experiencing problems with an existing implant. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a joint doctor:

 

  • Aching in your hip, knee, or shoulder
  • Bending your knee joint is hard
  • Bone-on-bone sensation
  • Existing implant feels loose
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Shoulder pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Weight-bearing activities are painful and cause knee pain or hip pain

 

One of our specialty-trained joint replacement or revision surgeons may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:

 

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Deformity
  • Fracture
  • Knee arthritis, hip arthritis, or arthritis in another joint
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injury

Providing Joint Care

As the first course of action when treating patients with joint pain, a doctor will prescribe non-surgical solutions, such as anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, or physical therapy. However, if the joint pain has persisted for a long time or begins to worsen, joint replacement surgery, such as a total knee replacement, shoulder replacement, or hip replacement, may be needed.

Joint replacement surgery is often used with patients who have been involved in a high-impact accident. For example, they may have been in an auto accident that damaged the joint so severely that it cannot be treated nonsurgically and needs to be repaired through a surgical procedure, like a joint replacement. Joint doctors can also help athletes who have suffered a traumatic injury or have a form of joint degeneration, such as arthritis.

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our joint replacement experts specialize in performing a wide range of surgeries, from total and partial knee replacement to direct anterior hip replacement and cartilage restoration. Our joint doctors will explain all of your options thoroughly and work with you to determine which treatment is best for you and your joint disorder.

Joint Revision Surgery

New joints can help those who have been dealing with arthritis or other types of pain for years. However, implants do not last forever. After a certain number of years, these artificial joints will wear down and need to be replaced. The surgery used to remove the existing implant and replace it with a new joint is called revision surgery. 

Typically, the younger the patient is when they receive their artificial joint, the more likely it is that a surgeon will need to perform joint revision surgery. However, sometimes a revision doctor will need to replace an implant for another reason. For example, the implant becomes loose, an infection develops, or the implant is damaged during a fall or accident. 

In addition to specializing in joint replacement, our joint revision doctors at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports have completed extensive training in joint revision. Our doctors are highly skilled surgeons with years of experience at removing worn-out artificial joints in the hip and knee and replacing them with new joints.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation to discuss your joint issue with one of our joint replacement or revision doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

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