If you have arthritis or joint inflammation, you may be looking for answers that will restore the quality of the life you once had. At the University of Michigan, we have treated hundreds of thousands of arthritis patients over decades and have restored them to a life of less pain and greater mobility.
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If you have - or think you have - arthritis of the hip, we at the University of Michigan have the experience and expertise to improve the quality of your life. As one of the oldest and most well-regarded orthopaedic surgery units in the United States, we have diagnosed and treated hundreds of patients with arthritis of the hip, and have brought them relief and a new lease on life with a variety of non-surgical and surgical options just for them.
Arthritis -- a painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints -- is actually a very complex set of musculoskeletal disorders. In fact, there are more than 80 forms of arthritis, several of which affect the knee.
Answers to frequently asked questions about total hip replacement surgery including the difference between the anterior and posterior approach; details about hip resurfacing and how to choose a surgeon.
If you have hip pain, it is probably impacting the quality of your life, perhaps making it difficult to walk, sit or stand for any length of time. At the University of Michigan CMC we have several solutions to hip pain -- and not all of them require surgery.
Total hip replacement surgery involves both replacing the ball and modifying the socket of the hip joint. The misshapen ball or femoral head is replaced with a perfectly round artificial ball, which is usually ceramic but is sometimes made of metal. The ball is attached to the thigh bone (femur) with either a titanium stem that is press-fit into the bone (the method most commonly used with younger, more active patients) or an alloy material that is attached with an acrylic bone cement.
Knee problems are very common, and anyone can have them. Mechanical knee problems are caused by a direct blow or sudden movement that strains the knee, or osteoarthritis in the knee, resulting from wear and tear on the parts. Inflammatory knee problems can result from certain rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis (lupus). These diseases cause swelling that can damage the knees permanently.
Our success with eliminating our patients' knee pain results from our multidisciplinary approach of including all areas that are involved in your care to develop a treatment plan just for you.
Total knee replacement surgery involves capping off the ends of the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) with metal and plastic. In some instances, the kneecap (patella) may be also be covered with a plastic cap or button. These new, artificial knee joint components are usually attached using cement. In addition to total knee replacement, a partial knee replacement procedure may be an option for some patients.
Osteoarthritis is a non-inflammatory disease that causes cartilage -- the spongy substance that cushions the space between bones -- to deteriorate.