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Joint Replacement Institute
3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-993-9662

 

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Getting you up and running

We provide knee, hip and other joint replacements for those struggling with severe pain. Procedures are much less invasive today than in previous generations; incisions are smaller, fewer muscles and tendons are disrupted. You will experience less pain, fewer complications and a quicker recovery.

We offer a range of comprehensive services to minimize your chronic joint pain:

  • Consultations regarding nonsurgical options, including medications, braces, canes and injections
  • Joint replacement registry for hip and knee replacement
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy

Learn about the most common types of joint replacement surgery we offer:

Ankle replacement

During ankle replacement surgery, the surgeon removes the worn out ankle joint and places a metal and plastic implant on the end of the shin bone (tibia) and the top of the ankle bone (talus). Ankle replacement is usually an option (compared to ankle fusion) for certain patients with advanced ankle arthritis. Your surgeon will discuss your options and help you decide which prosthesis or technique is best for you.

Hip replacement

During the operation, the surgeon replaces the damaged joint with an artificial hip joint. Different types of artificial hip joints, also called prostheses, are available. Usually, the surgeon uses metal and plastic materials to replace the socket of the pelvic bone. Sometimes, other materials, such as ceramic, are used. The operation involves removing the head of the femur (the top of the thigh bone between the hip and knee joint) and replacing it with a ball. A stem attached to the ball holds the ball in the femur. Your surgeon will discuss your options and help you decide which prosthesis or technique is best for you.

Should I have hip replacement surgery?

Knee replacement

The knee is a complex joint with many components, making it vulnerable to a variety of injuries. During the operation, the surgeon resurfaces the damaged joint with an artificial knee joint. Different types of artificial knee joints, also called prostheses, are available. Usually, prostheses are made of metal and plastic materials. Sometimes, other materials are used. Your surgeon will discuss your options and jelp you decide which prosthesis or technique is best for you.

Should I have knee replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement

In shoulder replacement surgery, the surgeon replaces the end of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and resurfaces the shoulder socket (scapula). In some cases of severe shoulder arthritis, a reverse arthroplasty is recommended. Your surgeon will discuss your options and help you decide which prosthesis or technique is best for you.

Should I have shoulder replacement surgery?


Visit the Additional Resources page for more informations about each type of joint replacement surgery.