We found 4 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept Silver Compass 4500 near Franklin, PA.

Dr. Alan Howard Klein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
Corner of Northern Pike & Rte. 22; 4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Alan Klein is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Klein trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Klein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Stephen Francis Conti, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Corner of Northern Pike & Rte. 22; 4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Conti is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests encompass lower extremity problems and ankle replacement. Dr. Conti's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC Presbyterian. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Conti is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conti takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement

All Interests: Lower Extremity Problems, Ankle Replacement

Dr. Thomas Barry Hughes Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Corner of Northern Pike & Rte. 22; 4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Hughes specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Hughes's areas of expertise consist of finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder replacement

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Finger Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Periklis A Papapetropoulos, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Corner of Northern Pike & Rte. 22; 4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Periklis Papapetropouls' specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Monroeville, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and McKeesport, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Papapetropouls a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, hip surgery, and ankle replacement. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC Presbyterian. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Papapetropouls is a graduate of Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. Dr. Papapetropouls (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle replacement

All Interests: Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Ankle Replacement, Fractures

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.