Arthritis and Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement Surgeons and Solutions in Harrisburg and Beyond

Have you been told that you have arthritis? You aren’t alone. This condition is quite common, especially in adults. Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints or other parts of the body. Common indicators include swelling and stiffness, but it can also cause debilitating pain — which eventually leads to loss of movement because of trauma to cartilage in the joints.

The good news is that the highly trained physicians and joint replacement surgeons at OIP in central PA can provide you with the compassionate care you need to treat your arthritis. Although conservative treatment options may be available, the team will also be able to assess if joint replacement surgery is the best option for you.

Our joint replacement surgeons operate on your weakened joints, ultimately replacing arthritic cartilage with artificial parts. This process requires extreme skill, tremendous expertise and the utmost care. We’re happy to report that our central PA joint replacement surgeons perform more than 2,000 joint replacements every year, making them some of the most well-respected joint doctors in central PA and beyond.

Conservative Treatment Options for Arthritis and Joint Pain

When treating arthritis, early detection is key. If you are experiencing joint pain or have a family history of arthritis, then make an appointment with the compassionate staff at OIP. We want to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

It’s best to start conservative treatment options before any long-term damage occurs. If left unattended, arthritis can cause severe trauma to the cartilage and intractable pain. At that point, surgery may be our only option for relieving these symptoms.

However, in its early stages, there are a number of different non-surgical treatments that can be used to help our patients with arthritis. Working closely with your preferences, we may recommend lifestyle changes, including specialized diet and exercise. There are also different types of therapy we can attempt.

Medications are the most common conservative option and can help treat the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. However, before we prescribe any type of medication, we will discuss the benefits and risks at length with you so that you can make a fully informed decision.

Advanced Technology Has Revolutionized Joint Replacement Possibilities

Thanks to revolutionary techniques and technologies, joint replacement surgery has become safer and more effective than ever before. The medical team at OIP is always on the cutting edge of every new breakthrough.

To take advantage of improvements in the medical field, our surgeons consistently utilize advanced technology to benefit patients and increase outcomes. Some of the improvements we’ve incorporated into our surgeries as needed include:

  • Anterior hip replacements
  • Minimally-invasive approaches to return patients to full function
  • Computer-navigated knee and hip replacements and knee replacement guides
  • Partial knee replacements
  • Gender-specific knee replacements
  • Hip resurfacing for smoother, more comfortable joint movement.

Dr. Brett Himmelwright, D.O. discusses SuperPath Hip Replacement on GoodDayPA!

Before surgery, your central PA joint replacement physician at OIP will discuss the best options, including what kind of replacement materials make sense for your needs. Your comfort and outcomes are the main factors in every decision, and we’ll make sure you collaborate with our team to create your treatment plan. Feel free to ask any questions along the way, and together, we’ll help you experience comfortable daily living!

You and your doctor will decide what type of implant and technology is best for your safe and swift recovery.

Contact the Specialists at OIP Today

Stop living with the daily pain of arthritis. Contact the professionals at OIP now to learn more about your options for arthritis care and surgery in Harrisburg, central PA and beyond.

If you feel that you may require joint replacement surgery, trust your health to OIP. Call us at 717-761-5530 to arrange an appointment, or make an appointment using our online scheduling process. We work to provide you with a friendly, compassionate experience in a comfortable, professional environment. Let OIP be your choice for orthopedic care in central PA.

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