Osteoarthritis Treatment in New Jersey
It is one of the most common forms of arthritis. A chronic condition in which the material that cushions the joints, called cartilage, breaks down.
Osteoarthritis often gradually worsens, and no cure exists. However, staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and other treatments may slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function.
Pain around the joint is a common symptom, as well as:
- Tenderness and stiffness in the joint
- Loss of flexibility or range of motion
X-rays can help the doctor determine whether you have OA or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A series of X-rays obtained over time can show how fast joint damage is progressing. X-rays of the affected joints can show cartilage loss, bone damage, and extra bone growth (known as bone spurs) that can develop on the surface of normal bones.
There is no way to reverse cartilage loss, but the pain can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes.
There are many advantages to having your osteoarthritis treated by the experienced and skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:
Our surgeons use advanced fixation techniques that allow for rapid healing and less pain. Most patients can begin walking immediately after surgery.
Cosmetically Appealing Results
Our doctors have advanced training in plastic surgery. They know how to “hide” incisions and limit scarring.
Advanced Pain Management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.
Personalized Treatment Plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance. This will give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.