Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers
Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? At Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers, the state-of-the-art regenerative rehab practice in the Lincoln Square and Wicker Park areas of Chicago, Illinois, the highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you. Call the office today, or go online to book your initial consultation and be one step closer to moving like you used to move.
Joint Replacement Q & A
What is a joint replacement?
A joint replacement is a surgical procedure that removes your damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial joint, sometimes called a prosthesis. As the replacement joint heals, the joint adheres to your bones and acts like a typical, healthy joint -- without stiffness, swelling, or pain.
Joint replacement surgeries can replace multiple joints, including your:
Although different conditions can lead to a joint replacement, the most common reasons that people seek the surgery are: osteoarthritis, normal wear-and-tear on the joint, and injury or trauma to the joint.
What happens after a joint replacement?
After a joint replacement procedure, you should start utilizing the new joint right away. In most cases, even after a knee surgery, you’re up and moving within days. Along with moving the artificial joint, physical therapy and daily at-home exercises are necessary for the best surgical outcomes.
Although the majority of patients agree that they would have the surgery again, some temporary pain and swelling are involved during the healing process. The pain resolves as your body adjusts to the artificial joint and your support structures become stronger. For joint replacement, the healing process can take a few months.
In some cases, the team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers can quicken your healing process after a joint replacement with innovative treatments.
Are there alternatives to joint replacement?
Joint replacement surgeries used to be a last-resort procedure. Patients are encouraged to try all less invasive options, including over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, and trigger point injections. Surgery is only a viable option when these treatments fail to bring joint pain relief.
With today’s modern medicine, surgery may not be the only option to repair cartilage degeneration and joint injury. Depending on the severity of your condition, your activity level, and your general health, alternatives may help relieve your pain and heal your joint enough that surgery is no longer necessary.
Contact the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about improving your joints. Call the office, or book your appointment online today.
Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.
More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.
Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.
Pain and Injuries Treated
Ankle & Foot Injuries
Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.
Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.
Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.
Hand and Wrist Pain
Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.
Back & Neck Pain
While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.
If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.
Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.
Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.