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Joint Replacement: Is it Right for You?

Degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, musculoskeletal disease, or joint trauma can create complications that impact the quality of your life. TOC’s highly trained and board-certified doctors can help you manage these complications, and work towards solutions that support your overall wellness.  

We are the first and only group in the region to offer a full range of joint replacements including, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles, and Hips (posterior and anterior approaches), as well as Robotic-assisted Knee and anterior Hip replacements. 

For some patients, joint replacement may be recommended. It’s a treatment option that can help restore and improve function for people who experience limitations in their range of motion and mobility, or who are enduring regular pain. Typically, we see these issues in hips and knees, but shoulders and ankles are also affected. When surgery is performed by a joint replacement specialist, patients find that they can return to activities like walking, tennis, gardening, golf, and playing with their kids all without pain.  

Joint surgery can definitely be a game changer, but it’s not for everybody. That’s why TOC carefully considers if it’s an appropriate treatment option for each patient as an individual. There’s a thorough discussion of all the available options before making a decision as to the best treatment plan.  

TOC Surgeons: Leaders in Joint Replacement

If joint replacement is the option selected, patients can be confident in the quality of their care with TOC. Our orthopaedic physicians are award winning, and have been awarded a Health Grades Five-Star distinction for Total Knee Replacement as the exclusive Joint Replacement providers at Huntsville Hospital.  

Joint replacement patients can also feel confident that their treatment will be state of the art. TOC specialists develop personalized options for each patient including posterior, anterior and the Mako robotic assisted surgery.  

Whichever joint is causing challenges, TOC has talented, caring professionals to evaluate the extent of your issues, and whether surgical or non-surgical treatment options are best. If surgery is required, you can be confident it will be delivered in a way that maximizes your post-surgery function.  

With award winning surgeons and state of the art technology, TOC is the place to be for joint replacements. Schedule your appointment for a consultation today, and take the first step toward enjoying the rest of your active life.

"It's an all to common reality that untreated joint issues can mean avoiding enjoyable activities, but it doesn't have to be that way!" - Dr. Griffin

Physicians with special training in Joint Replacement:

Patrick Boyett, DO (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Joseph Clark, MD (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Matthew DeOrio, MD (Ankle) 

David Griffin, MD (Hip & Knee) 

James Hughey, III, DO (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

William Lawrence, DO (Knee & Shoulder) 

Mark Leberte, MD (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Su Madanagopal, MD (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Philip Maddox, MD (Knee & Shoulder) 

Allan Maples, MD (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Howard Miller, MD (Hip & Knee & Shoulder) 

Christopher Parks, MD (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Bradley Sabatini, MD (Ankle) 

Matthew Smith, DO (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Eric Stanford, DO (Hip, Knee & Shoulder) 

Thomas Thomasson, MD (Hip, Knee & Shoulder)

(This article originally appeared in TOC’s Spring 2019 newsletter.)

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