Total Joint Replacement-Rockhill Orthopaedic Specialists

Rockhill Orthopaedic Specialists prides itself in being able to use advanced techniques and emerging technologies for the surgical treatment of the most common progressive joint disease-osteoarthritis, that leads to a total joint replacement or joint reconstruction.

If you’re experiencing knee, hip or shoulder joint pain or living with a faulty joint replacement, you don’t have to wait to seek treatment. Our Total Joint Experts provide comprehensive evaluations and treatment plans for patients with permanent and progressive damage to knees, hips, or shoulders as a result of osteoarthritis, trauma, or other joint disorders.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process, that causes damage to the affected joint when the cushion between bones (cartilage) breaks down, making joints painful and hard to move.

Osteoarthritis
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When Is It Time?

Each person tolerates pain differently. Most people can tolerate joint pain for months to years. The pain slowly worsens as the arthritis worsens. It may be time to a joint specialist when:

-Your pain limits daily activities as simples as walking or stairs

-Your joints are chronically inflamed or swollen

-You do not get relief from conservative options

-You have a deformity of your knees or hips (decreased motion or bow-legged stance for example)

Total Joint Replacement/Arthroplasty: Surgical removal of the damaged bone and cartilage and replace the joint with an artificial joint usually made of metal, plastic and ceramic.

Modern medicine has many great successes and hip and knee replacements are two of them. There several options available for each joint depending on situation (XR, pain, deformity) of the patient. This conversation can be started with your surgeon at any time, well in advance of when you are ready for surgery. It never hurts to become more informed of options for your situation.

Meet our Fellowship Trained Experts

Andrew Palmisano, M.D.

Andrew Palmisano, M.D.

Procedures Performed

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Complex Primary Surgery for Hip & Knee
  • Complex Revision Surgery for Hip & Knee
  • Surgery for Osteonecrosis of the Hip & Knee
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Non-Operative Care for Hip and Knee Pain
Michael Hellman, MD

Michael Hellman, MD

Procedures Performed

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Complex Primary Surgery for Hip & Knee
  • Complex Revision Surgery for Hip & Knee
  • Surgery for Osteonecrosis of the Hip & Knee
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Non-Operative Care for Hip and Knee Pain
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