JOINT REPLACEMENT FACTS
Get the facts on joint replacement surgery.
Know the risks of
total joint replacement surgery
While total joint replacement surgery may be the right solution for some patients, the truth is that there hasn’t been a viable, non-surgical alternative available until now. Because we have accepted surgery as the standard solution for joint pain, most patients don’t even know what to expect from total joint replacement surgery – or what questions to ask before making the commitment.
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When you get a cavity, the nerves underneath the hard enamel are not protected and feel pain from the pressure of chewing. The dentist always wants to try and save your tooth, so they will first see if a filling or root canal will stop the nerve pain and solve your problem. When the tooth is cracked or too far gone, the dentist will place a crown over the root. A crown treats your tooth pain by cutting and grinding away the top of the tooth, down to the root, because that is where the painful nerve endings live. By cutting out the top of your tooth, the pain is gone…but so is most of your tooth! This is why the lab has to make a porcelain cap to glue on top of the root so you can chew.
The orthopedic surgeon cuts away the ends of the bone where the painful nerve endings live. This makes your pain go away…but now you don’t have a joint! So, the implant company provides a titanium prosthetic hinge that the surgeon glues onto the cut-off ends of the bone. It is a large hospital-based surgery performed under general anesthesia.
We will have one of our Board-Certified Physicians review your images and medical case to determine if your knee is mechanically intact. If you are a candidate for our FDA-approved micro- procedure, we can stop the nerve pain, promote healing of the cavities, and save your natural joint. It is an outpatient micro-procedure using a local anesthetic, with virtually zero downtime.
Understanding the Risks
While anesthesia is generally safe, there are common side effects associated with it including nausea, dry mouth, vomiting, muscle aches and fatigue.
Joint Replacement Surgery vs. AROmotion
Superior Minimally Invasive Approach
|Conventional Joint Replacement Surgery||ARO – Non-Surgical Procedure|
|Hospital Stay||2-4 Days||Office-based|
|Incision Size||5-10 Inches||None|
|Recovery Time||4-6 weeks to walk without assistance|
6-12 months to full recovery (PT required)
|Immediate relief (walk-in, walkout)
1-4 weeks (PT sometimes required)
|WOMAC Scores||35.5% reduction||57% reduction at 24 months|
|Complications||>23% (including wound infection, cardoivascular/pulmonary/circulatory complications, peripheral/central nervous system involvement, tendon and ligament rupture or blood transfusion. (2)||None|