Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a
new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee,
hip, and shoulder. The surgery is usually done by a doctor called an orthopedic
surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will
only replace or fix the damaged parts.
The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing
a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees
are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the
shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.
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