Knee and Hip Joint Replacement

Dr. Daniel - Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Joint Replacement of the Knee and Hip

Along with treating general orthopedic conditions like arthritis of the hip and knee, fracture care, and soft tissue injuries, Dr. Daniel is highly trained in joint replacement.

Sometimes when it comes right down to it, your treatment options may be limited to joint replacement or joint reconstruction.  Dr. Daniel uses only the most modern surgical procedures and minimally invasive techniques. He is trained in the techniques involving muscle- and tissue-sparing approaches using the leading-edge technology Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.

 Growing up I saw how joint replacement surgery helped my father get back to the things he loved. I chose Orthopedic surgery and joint replacement because it allows me to make a difference in a patient’s life, just like it did for my father. One of the more rewarding aspects of my job is working on a plan that will help them get back to their former activities and lifestyle as quickly as possible.  – Dr. Daniel

Knee and Hip Conditions

Common Conditions We Treat

When Is Joint Replacement Recommended?

Patients dealing with persistent joint pain and a limited range of motion may want to consider joint replacement surgery to restore overall quality of life and getting back to doing the things they enjoy, pain-free. Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead patients to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage)—either from arthritis, a fracture, or another condition.

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure that many people undergo to relieve chronic joint pain and improve joint mobility when other non-surgical treatments have proved unsuccessful.

What Should You Expect From An Evaluation?

Medical History

The first step in the evaluation is a thorough medical history. You’ll first be asked some basic questions about your medical history and lifestyle.

Physical Examination

A complete physical examination includes inspection and assessment of your range of motion.  Your doctor will look for physical abnormalities, swelling, deformity, or muscle weakness, and check for tender areas.

Tests

Specific tests may be ordered to help identify the cause of your pain and any other problems.

  • X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Electrical studies. Your doctor may order a test, such as an EMG (electromyogram), to evaluate nerve function

Treatment Options

After your evaluation and imaging tests, your doctor will talk with you about your diagnosis and explain what treatments are available. Together, you’ll decide on a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, activity level, goals, and preferences. Non-surgical treatment is always the first goal.

Some of the variables that can affect the likelihood of successful treatment include the significance of the injury and the length of time you have been experiencing symptoms. Surgery may be required to resolve some sports injuries.  If surgery is indicated arthroscopic surgery is among the many options considered by our team.

Specialized Training in Mako SmartRobotics™

Making the decision to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery can be challenging.  Dr. Daniel understands that a clear understanding of your joint replacement procedure is critical, and we want you to have the best results and the easiest recovery time possible.  As traditional replacement surgery has continued to yield successful results newer options are available for those who haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options.

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Manchester office

(860) 432-4640