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, there hasn’t been a viable, non-surgical alternative until now. Since surgery is the accepted solution for joint pain, patients don’t know what to expect from total joint replacement surgery. The following page will help patients understand the difference and ask questions before making the commitment
Get the Facts About Arthritis Pain
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 first see if a filling or root canal will stop the nerve pain. When the tooth is cracked or too far gone, the dentist will place a crown over the root. A crown treats tooth pain by cutting and grinding away the top of the tooth, down to the root where the painful nerve endings live. By cutting out the top of the tooth, the pain is gone…but so is most of your tooth! This is why the lab makes 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 in a large hospital-based surgery performed under general anesthesia.
One of our Board-Certified Physicians will review your images and medical case to determine if your knee is mechanically intact. If you are a candidate for our micro- procedure, we can stop the nerve pain, promote healing of the cavities, and save your natural joint. AROmotion is an outpatient micro-procedure that uses 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
AROmotion Is The 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|