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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's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Klein is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 physician who specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of lower extremity problems and ankle replacement. Dr. Conti honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Conti attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hughes is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes honors. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Hughes attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Monroeville, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and McKeesport, PA. Dr. Papapetropouls's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in knee surgery, hip surgery, and ankle replacement. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Papapetropouls studied medicine at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. Dr. Papapetropouls (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian and Greek. He is 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.