The term “Joint Preservation” recognizes that your body has a natural ability to restore itself, and this miracle ability can be greater than prosthetic joints for some carefully selected patients. For these patients, procedures to let the body restore and repair itself are preferable in an effort to avoid complications from implant surgeries, infection, and loosening or failure of devices. The joint preservation surgeon tries to correct the anatomic abnormalities that are responsible for the patients’ painful symptoms.
This conservative approach is one that embrace at summit orthopaedics. Our doctors will present you with a range of considerations, and will recommend what he or she believes is the best approach for a positive outcome and sustainable remedy to your condition or injury. However, in some cases, a total hip or knee replacement surgery is the best option for a variety of reasons.
Joint conservation procedures include but are not limited to: