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

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Dr. Stephen F 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 specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Conti include foot problems, ankle replacement, and ankle problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conti takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Conti attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Conti is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), ankle replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Hughes is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Hughes is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), shoulder replacement

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Klein practices orthopedic trauma. Dr. Klein is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klein completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Klein is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC McKeesport.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, knee replacement

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

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' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Monroeville, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and McKeesport, PA. Dr. Papapetropouls graduated from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. His areas of expertise consist of knee surgery, hip surgery, and ankle replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Papapetropouls (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian and Greek. Dr. Papapetropouls is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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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.
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