|Dr. George Morgan and Dr. Marcus Thorne provide joint replacement surgery options at Daviess Community Hospital.|
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Joint replacement orthopaedic surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage as part of hip fracture treatment. A total hip replacement (total hip arthroplasty) consists of replacing both the acetabulum and the femoral head while hemiarthroplasty generally only replaces the femoral head.
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Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve the pain and disability of osteoarthritis.It may be performed for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In patients with severe deformity from advanced rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, or long standing osteoarthritis, the surgery may be more complicated and carry higher risk. Osteoporosis does not typically cause knee pain, deformity, or inflammation and is not a reason to perform knee replacement.
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Dr. George Morgan, Orthopaedics
Dr. Marcus Thorne, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
812-254-6696 or 812-254-BONE
Dr. Marcus Thorne, Orthopaedics