Joint Preservation

Joint Preservation

  • Joint preservation of the hip and knee is an innovative way to help relieve joint problems as naturally as possible. There are many joint preservation procedures available to treat common joint problems like hip dysplasia and early osteoarthritis, without requiring full replacement.

  • The right treatment and surgery to preserve your hip and knee joints is based on a number of important factors, including your age, present health, health history, the extent and location of the injury and your history with other medications and treatments.

Types of joint preservation

    • Nonsurgical treatment

      In some instances, joint preservation of the hip and knee can be achieved without surgery. When the joints are stable enough to recover on their own without the risk of displacement, they can be rested for a certain period of time, allowing them to heal naturally. Braces may be used to support the knee joint. Crutches or a cane may also be used to help unload an affected joint as it heals.

    • Surgery

      In most cases, joint preservation of the hip and knee requires surgery. The aim of most joint preservation procedures is to repair any bone damage and reconnect any broken bones or torn ligaments that may disrupt the proper function of the joint. Most joint preservations of the hip and knee are treated surgically