Joint Replacement Surgeon
Dedicated to serving the orthopedic needs of Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas since 1976, Southern Indiana Orthopedics offers exceptional, specialized care from our specialty-trained joint replacement doctors so you can get stronger.
Pain in your hip, knee, shoulder, or ankle joints can make life difficult and impair mobility. But joint pain has medical solutions. Orthopedic specialists who provide joint care can offer nonsurgical joint care and advanced surgical techniques in hip replacement, knee replacement, and other surgeries. The most common source of joint pain is arthritis. Patients with various forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis due to injury, often want a permanent solution. Joint replacement surgery can offer that.
What does joint replacement involve? First, understand that joint replacement comes in different forms. The type of joint replacement surgery performed depends on which joint is damaged, the extent of the damage, and your individual needs. Forms of joint replacement surgery include:
- Ankle replacement surgery (an alternative to ankle fusion surgery)
- Partial hip replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total hip replacement using the anterior surgical approach
- Total knee replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
- Total shoulder replacement using the reverse surgical approach
Joints may be completely replaced or only partly replaced through surgery. That is why there is a distinction between partial knee replacement and total knee replacement. Your hip joint may also only be partially damaged. In that case, surgeons can perform what's called a hip hemiarthroplasty, or partial hip replacement.
Whenever a joint causes chronic pain—from arthritis or other severe damage—you may need a partial joint replacement or total joint replacement. During joint replacement surgery, damaged areas of your hip, knee, ankle, or shoulder are surgically removed. Your surgeon will then resurface the joint and place in a prosthesis or new joint components. The goal of this procedure is to reduce or eliminate pain and restore mobility.
Advanced Joint Replacement Care in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour & Greensburg
When you visit with our specialty-trained joint care surgeons, the first step is having your condition diagnosed. Our orthopedic specialists may perform a physical examination. You may have tests run using our state-of-the-art imaging tools, including X-ray and MRI. Your doctor will explain your treatment options and develop a customized treatment plan for you.
Many patients ask our surgeons about the long-term viability of a replacement joint. Most implants last for a patient's entire life. In some instances, patients outlive their implant. However, a new implant can be installed. This is a procedure we call revision surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons are extensively trained and experienced in any joint revision surgical procedures our patients may need.
Please note, joint pain may not mean joint replacement surgery or any orthopedic surgery at all. Some conditions can be resolved without a surgical procedure through exercise plans from our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapy, rest, and medications. Pain in the knee, for instance, is common and may not lead to a knee replacement. Your treatment depends on your underlying condition. Our orthopedic surgeons will be able to identify whether you have osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or a condition that would require a different procedure or treatment plan.
Consult with one of our joint replacement providers to take your first step toward healing with your comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Call (812) 376-9353 or request an appointment online to see one of our joint replacement specialists in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg.
The Strength of Experience at Southern Indiana Orthopedics
At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, we have the expertise and technology to provide exceptional orthopedic care dedicated to making you stronger. Our orthopedic surgeons and doctors, including our joint replacement specialists, have extensive, specialized knowledge, training, and experience to provide the treatment you need to reach your goals. Our joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Douglas Federle, Dr. Cary Guse, Dr. Matthew Lovell, Dr. Darryl Tannenbaum, and Dr. Eric Tannenbaum, are all board-certified or fellowship-trained. They are dedicated to serving patients' individual needs with compassion and exceptional care.
If you're considering joint replacement surgery or have joint discomfort, see one of our joint replacement doctors. Return to a pain-free life, and to full mobility, by calling (812) 376-9353 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online. Our surgeons are available at our main location in Columbus and at our North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg outreach clinics.