Total Joint Replacement
Columbia, TN

Renew and restore your joints to rediscover how life can move you.

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery Right Here at Home

If you’re considering joint replacement surgery for your elbow, knee, or another joint in your body, we understand how important it is to know every detail, inside and out. At TOA Columbia, we specialize in all areas of the body, including muscles, bones, and, of course, joints, so you can ensure our knowledgeable team of surgeons has a wealth of experience, matched by our compassionate care.

Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain in your knee or are facing limitations due to a degenerative condition, we recognize the impact that joint pain can have on your life. We’re here to guide you toward a future where pain doesn’t dictate your every move, allowing you to jump for joy.

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What is Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure where a patient’s affected joint is removed and surgically replaced with an artificial joint. This can be plastic, metal, or ceramic, and works in the same way as a natural joint. The joints that are replaced most often for patients are the hip and knee, typically due to the extra weight and stress on those joints.

TOA Columbia has many physicians available to treat joint pain and perform procedures such as hip replacement and knee replacement surgery. Located just minutes from Maury Regional Medical Center, our doctors are locals just like you, and we pride ourselves on offering high-quality care for every patient and their joints. Whether we recommend light exercise, physical therapy, or a total joint replacement, your joints are in good hands.

Reasons for a Joint Replacement

There are many reasons somebody might consider joint replacement surgery.

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One of the key reasons is arthritis, which includes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the joints. For those over 60, osteoarthritis is typically the most common form of arthritis, though there are other forms such as rheumatoid arthritis as well.

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Knee arthritis, a common condition, involves inflammation of the knee joint, causing pain and discomfort. Often associated with general aging or wear and tear, it can hinder everyday activities. Treatment approaches may include pain relievers, physical therapy to strengthen surrounding muscles, and, in severe cases, surgical options like joint replacement.

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Injury and Trauma

Joint replacements can also be triggered due to trauma or an injury, such as infections or sports injuries. When there is a repetitive motion, such as a swing, a squat, or a throwing motion, the joints can become inflamed and sore. An injury can start out as a strained or torn muscle in the area of the affected joint, and can eventually progress to a replacement if the injury is not allowed to properly heal or if the athlete plays for many years in the professional arena.
When anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, or walking supports no longer control hip pain, a total joint replacement may be in order. Our surgeons regularly perform hip, knee, and shoulder replacements. Other joints, such as elbows, wrists, and ankles, can also suffer from conditions or injuries that may result in a joint replacement. No matter which joint of yours is affected, our physicians have the skills, knowledge, experience, and ability to help you shoulder the load.

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery 

When faced with joint surgery, please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have. Being educated on the topic is important in understanding what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. Don’t forget, you are your best advocate when it comes to your personal care. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has a list of helpful questions to ask your doctor regarding joint replacement surgery: Total Joint Replacement: Questions Patients Should Ask Their Surgeon.

Joint replacement candidates should also be as healthy as possible before undergoing surgery. It is advised to stop smoking, lose weight, and ask about any exercises you can do before surgery that may make it easier for your body to heal.

When it comes to procedures such as joint replacements, you may need assisted medical care after surgery. If you have family or friends nearby, call in a favor and ask for their help with personal tasks and chores around the house while you heal. If you don’t have anyone who can help, we can direct you to an inpatient rehabilitation facility in the area upon discharge from the hospital. The length of stay depends on the type of surgery done and how well you’re recovering.

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After Joint Replacement Surgery

After Joint Replacement Surgery

You should be able to resume most activities after surgery. Your doctor will discuss ways in which you can strengthen your body to help with the healing process. You should find that you can do just about everything you did before surgery, just without the pain. You may also have to change the way you do certain things, such as bending in a different way to keep your new hip or knee safe.

For more information, visit the AAOS website to read about different joint replacement options:

  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Ankle Replacement

Upgrade Your Joints with TOA Columbia

At TOA Columbia, we recognize how a joint replacement may feel overwhelming, and we understand you may have a lot of questions for us! Our experienced, local team is ready to discuss your options with you and explain any details of your individual procedure. 

Whether you’re considering a partial knee replacement, full knee replacement, or hip replacement, our doctors are dedicated to your needs and supporting you before, during, and after your surgery. To experience freedom from joint-related constraints, book your appointment at TOA Columbia today.