Total Joint Replacement

Joint pagePostoperative rehabilitation is of the utmost importance following total joint replacement in order to ensure pain-free function of the joint and improve the patient’s quality of life (QOL).

Total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, represents a significant advance in the treatment of painful and disabling joint pathologies. Such surgery can be performed on any joints of the body, including the hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder,elbow, wrist, and fingers. Among these procedures, hip and knee total joint replacements, which are the focus of this article, are by far the most common.