Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Joint Replacement Program is one of the nation's top programs, with more than 3,000 surgeries performed annually. All of the surgeons on the SOS joint replacement team are specialty trained, experienced, and skilled in total joint replacement.
Many patients with severe joint pain and impairment may be candidates for joint replacement surgery. In a very large percentage of cases, these procedures provide marked relief of pain and improvement in a patient's ability to complete daily activities. Many patients are able to return to an active lifestyle, including participating in activities such as gardening, taking walks and golfing.
Technique refinements and advancing technology have made joint replacement procedures especially beneficial to patients with severely damaged hips and knees. In select cases, an elbow or shoulder may be successfully replaced. Replacement surgery consists of implanting components made of metal and high molecular weight polyethylene that conform to the joint involved.
The SOS Joint Replacement Surgeons perform the vast majority of knee and hip replacement surgeries in the Syracuse area at Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. Each of these hospitals has received various honors and distinctions to recognize both the quality of care provided to patients and exceptional clinical outcomes. Awards include the Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacements and the Health Grades 5 Star Award.
Today, people have longer life expectancies and greater activity levels, and joint replacement is being performed in greater numbers on younger patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology. Procedures performed by SOS Surgeons includes:
- Hip Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Hip Replacment
- Hip Resurfacing
- Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
- Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
- Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
- Revision Knee Replacement Surgery
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Uni Compartmental Knee Replacement
- Treatment of Hip and Knee Disorders in Young Adults
- Adult Joint Reconstruction
For more information on the Birmingham Hip Replacement go to www.newyorkhipresurfacing.com.