Joint Replacement Surgery 

Joint replacement surgery involves removing a damaged joint and replacing it with a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. Sometimes the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will do a partial joint replacement.

Your doctor may suggest joint replacement to improve your quality of life. Joints most commonly replaced are hips and knees. Other joints may also be replaced like shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help with mobility and reduce pain. 

Many options exist for hip replacement. Anterior Supine Intermuscular (ASI) hip replacement is a minimally invasive total hip replacement that involves a shorter surgical incision. Modern minimally invasive techniques also focus on the way surgeons gain access to the hip joint. The goal is to minimize muscle and tendon disruption, making surgery less traumatic for patients, allowing for shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.  

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Frye Regional Medical Center
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828.315.5000

Hours of Operation: 24 Hours