Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is one of the most common joint replacement procedures typically indicated for hip arthritic pain that has failed to respond to all other conservative measures. The hip joint is surgically replaced by a prosthetic implant often made of metal, high-grade plastic, and ceramic.

Hip replacement surgery is occasionally done after a bad hip fracture with the goal of restoring function and mobility. Dr. Kam offers both ambulatory (same day) and next day (overnight stay) minimally invasive, direct anterior hip replacement as a specialty service.

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Knee Replacement

Also known as knee arthroplasty, knee replacement surgery aims to relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints that are painful and have failed to improve with all other conservative measures. Surgery typically involves precise removal of damaged bone and cartilage and replace it with an artificial joint (prosthesis) made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.

Dr. Kam will assess your knee’s range of motion, stability and strength to determine if knee replacement surgery is indicated. X-rays and sometimes advanced imaging like CT scans help determine the extent of current knee damage. Dr. Kam offers both ambulatory (same day) and next day (overnight stay) less invasive, robotic assisted replacement as a specialty service.

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Shoulder Replacement

Replacement of the shoulder joint is done most often for the debilitating pain that comes with severe arthritis conditions about the shoulder joint. These may result from a neglected rotator cuff tear that never healed. Surgery typically involves replacement of the diseased bone and cartilage with a metal and high grade plastic prosthesis.

Dr. Kam offers three unique types of shoulder replacement surgeries: resurfacing, standard anatomic, and reverse replacements. Resurfacing procedures (see Arthrosurface OVO Motion) involve minimal bone removal from the humerus and only partial resurfacing of the shoulder socket. These procedures allow the least amount of restrictions after surgery and are typically done for younger, active patients. Standard anatomic shoulder replacements involve complete replacement of the humerus and shoulder socket joint surfaces and are the most common type of replacement. Reverse shoulder replacements are designed to reverse the joint surfaces of the “ball and socket” which alter the way the biomechanics of the shoulder works to accommodate for unique conditions—most commonly a neglected, irreparable rotator cuff tear that has resulted in a painful, arthritic shoulder

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