If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or shoulder, pain doesn’t have to be part of your daily life.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterized by the degeneration of articular cartilage within the joint. As the cartilage that lines the end of the bones wears away, pain increases. When there is no cartilage left and the bones are rubbing together, this can cause debilitating pain and severely limit your mobility.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sherwood Duhon understands how severe arthritis can cripple you and impact your life. He will methodically work to restore lost function through the joint replacement or resurfacing procedure that is most appropriate for your condition.
Reconstructive joint surgery is about more than bones and tissues; it is about genuine healing at every level. It is about comprehensive, multidisciplinary care that treats you as a whole person rather than a knee, hip, or shoulder condition.
Dr. Duhon performs the following reconstructive joint procedures:
- Anterior hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip revision
- VERILAST Hip Implant Technology
- Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement
- Same-day total knee replacement (go home day of surgery)
- Partial knee replacement
- Knee revision
- Cartilage restoration
- VERILAST Knee Implant Technology
- JOURNEY II XR Active Knee System
- VISIONAIRE Custom Instrumentation
If you have had prior joint replacement and the prosthesis has loosened or the joint has become dislocated or infected, you may need a revision hip or knee replacement.
Revision joint replacement is more complex than an initial joint reconstruction procedure, so it’s important to find a surgeon who has the necessary skill and experience to successfully perform the surgery. In Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Dr. Duhon has performed hundreds of joint revision surgeries with excellent results.
Unlike traditional joint replacement, resurfacing does not remove the bones in the joint, but instead resurfaces the bone with smooth metal. Joint resurfacing conserves bone and is a less-invasive procedure than total joint replacement.
In the Phoenix area, Dr. Duhon is one of the few orthopedic surgeons who perform hip resurfacing and shoulder resurfacing. He will evaluate your condition to see if this procedure is appropriate for you. Younger active people with mild to moderate arthritis are typically the best candidates for hip and shoulder resurfacing.
If you have limited damage to the articular cartilage in the knee, you may be a candidate for cartilage restoration. There are several surgical methods that can be used to restore cartilage to the damaged area. Dr. Duhon will determine which approach is best for your condition. Cartilage restoration is most effective in patients who are under 50 and active.
If you are experiencing joint pain, call Dr. Sherwood Duhon at TOCA today at (602) 277-6211 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Duhon in Glendale, Scottsdale, or Tempe.
The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA) has served the Valley with exemplary orthopedic care since it was founded in 1949. TOCA is the best one-stop resource for orthopedics in Arizona, led by nationally recognized board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians who are passionate about quality care. Each TOCA physician brings their own passion and integrity to a common purpose, honoring TOCA’s mission statement: “Serving Our Patients through Innovative and Comprehensive Orthopedic Care.”