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Hip, Shoulder, Knee Joint Replacement Surgery in Culpeper, VA

Total Joint Replacement

If you need total joint replacement surgery in the Culpeper, Virginia area, Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Center (VOC) should be your top choice. Culpeper Regional Hospital is in the top five hospitals in the state of Virginia for joint replacement surgery, and our doctors are in the top 12 percent nationally for performing the cutting-edge reverse total shoulder replacement surgery.

VOC doctors use computer-assisted navigation techniques to achieve the most accurate placement of the artificial joint during surgery and a more successful outcome post-surgery.

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialize in the following types of total joint replacement surgery:

Total Knee Replacement

If you’re experiencing severe knee pain and disability due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, or congenital defects, you may be a candidate for total knee replacement surgery. 

During this surgery, the ends of your thigh and shin bone that connect your damaged knee joint are resurfaced and capped with metal pieces, and this will replace your damaged knee joint. A successful total knee joint replacement will result in no pain and increased motion and flexibility of the joint.

Computer-assisted Surgery for Knee Replacements

At Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Center, we use computer-assisted surgery for all total knee replacements performed by the surgeons at the Virginia Orthopaedic Center.

With computer technology, we can identify the exact center of the hip, the knee, and the ankle. This enables us to make the proper cuts on the bones to straighten the leg back to the original alignment present when the patient was a young adult.

The computer also greatly assists in balancing the ligaments. With this technique, we ensure that the ligaments are at the same tension whether the knee is flexed (bent) or at full extension (out straight).

This allows patients to have a much more rapid recovery because they are not struggling with a knee that is too tight in either flexion or extension.

At least 70% of our patients return to the office at one month either walking with a cane, or walking without any assistive devices.

Computer-assisted surgery adds some time to the procedure, but we are happy to be able to obtain a much better result for our patients. We think the additional time is warranted because of the tremendous benefit to patients.

Total Hip Replacement

If you have severe osteoarthritis of the hip or you have suffered from a major hip trauma, you may require a total hip replacement

During this procedure, the surgeon will remove the damaged part of your hip and replace it with an artificial implant. This implant is designed to increase the movement in your hip and reduce your hip pain.

Computer-assisted Surgery for Hip Replacements

We use computer-assisted surgery for all total hip replacements performed by the surgeons at the Virginia Orthopaedic Center.

Computer-assisted surgery for total hip replacement allows us to measure the leg lengths both at the beginning and the end of the operation to ensure that we end up with both legs very close to the same length, if at all possible.

The computer is also helpful in achieving the ideal position of the acetabular component (the hip cup) for the best combination of mobility and stability.

Computer-assisted surgery adds some time to the procedure, but we are happy to be able to obtain a much better result for our patients. We think the additional time is warranted because of the tremendous benefit to patients.

Total Shoulder Replacement

Shoulders can be damaged by severe arthritis or injury, resulting in pain and loss of motion. If surgery is needed, Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Center surgeons perform two types of total shoulder replacement surgery: traditional shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement.

In traditional shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged shoulder bone and cartilage are replaced by metal and plastic implants, which can help relieve pain and restore movement to the shoulder.

In reverse total shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged shoulder joint is still replaced with an artificial joint, but it is placed in reversed positions so the deltoid muscle at the shoulder can raise the arm. 

This advanced type of procedure is used to treat more complicated shoulder problems such as a completely torn rotator cuff, severe arthritis with rotator cuff damage, or prior shoulder surgery that did not work.

After total joint replacement surgery, your physician may recommend physical therapy to help with rehabilitation and to promote faster recovery.

To discuss our total joint replacement surgery options, give us a call today at Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Culpeper, Virginia at (540) 825-5362. You can also request an appointment online.