Hip and Knee

Replacement Surgery

Modern joint replacements are some of the most successful surgeries in all of medicine. The goal of hip and knee replacement surgery is to restore pain-free motion of the joint. There are more than 250,000 hip replacements and 500,000 knee replacements done annually in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Currently, greater than 90% of total hip and knee replacements are still functioning well 10-15 years after surgery.

The decision to have a joint replacement surgery is a cooperative one made by you, your family, and your Orthopedic surgeon. There are no absolute age restrictions to joint replacement. The decision for surgery includes many factors including your disease, your overall health, and your symptoms. You may consider joint replacement when medications, changes in your everyday activities, and ambulatory aids (canes) are no longer helpful.

The primary reasons for hip and knee joint replacement
surgery are to:

• Relieve pain

• Restore function

• Improve mobility

• Improve the quality of life

• Correct limb deformity

Brian A. Silvia, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Brian Silvia and his dedicated staff offer the most experienced and modern approaches to hip and knee replacements. His practice specializes in lower extremity total joint arthroplasty and he has a keen interest in complex primary and revision joint replacement surgery. Almost without exception, his patients are full weight bearing on their operative leg the same day as surgery and are encouraged to walk immediately following surgery. This is in part due to the Comprehensive Pain Management and focus on accelerated rehabilitation.

Specialty:
Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)
Partial Knee Replacement Surgery (Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty)

Research Interests:
Complex Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Molecular Biology of Arthritis

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CONSIDERING SURGERY

Comprehensive Pain Management

Dr. Silvia explains everything you need
to know when considering surgery.