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It’s estimated that 52.5 million American men and women suffer from arthritis. More than 43 percent of them—roughly 22.7 million—say arthritis limits their daily routines. Nearly 8 million say they have difficulty bending, kneeling or stooping, while 6 million say they can’t walk one-quarter mile.
There are many ways to treat arthritis, including weight loss, medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy and joint-support devices such as splints. Sometimes, joint replacement surgery is the best option for patients in Paramus, NJ, the rest of Bergen County and beyond.
In 2004, joint replacements for arthritis included: 454,652 total knee replacements, 232,857 total hip replacements, 41,934 shoulder replacements and 12,055 other joint replacements. With the number of Americans with arthritis expected to climb to 67 million by 2030, surgeries are sure to climb as well.
Choosing the ideal practice and the best surgeon to perform your joint replacement surgery is critical to your physical and mental wellbeing. It can mean the difference between a smooth operation, recovery and rehabilitation and a much less successful outcome. At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Robert A. Kayal and our elite team have the experience and expertise to handle your joint replacement with the skill and professionalism you need—and deserve.
Arthritis is a musculoskeletal condition that causes pain, stiffness, swelling or aching in one or more joints. It is more common in people 65 or older, but it can strike people of any age. There are about 200 types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common. Roughly 26.9 million Americans adults have osteoarthritis, including 33.6 percent who are 65 or older. It typically affects the knees, hips, hands and spine.
Osteoarthritis is usually caused by overuse or wear and tear on your joints. Its symptoms include joint pain or stiffness, morning stiffness, increased pain after exercise or other activity, pain that disrupts sleep, and rubbing or crackling sounds when you move your joints.
At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, some of the medications that can be used to delay or, in some cases, avoid joint replacement surgery are orthobiologics and corticosteroid injections. Orthobiologics use human growth factors and proteins to promote healing and regeneration of your tissue. Using naturally occurring materials in the body such as platelet-rich plasma, bone marrow aspirate or recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein, they are a proven method of relieving pain, reducing swelling and restoring mobility. Cortisone is a steroid released by the body during stress. Injectable cortisone is a synthetic version of this naturally occurring steroid that can effectively relieve inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
There are also simple steps you can take to help control your arthritis and relieve your pain, such as staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight and safeguarding your joints from overuse.
The team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center will be with you every step of the way as you manage and control your arthritis. We will explore every viable option from medication and other noninvasive treatments to joint replacement surgery.
Kayal Orthopaedic Center provides the full menu of orthopaedic services, including sports medicine in Paramus, NJ, and beyond. Its team specializes in minimally invasive surgery, injury prevention, innovative therapies and pain management. Schedule a same-day appointment at one of our three convenient offices in Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes or Westwood by calling 844.777.0910; or contact Kayal Orthopaedic Center by filling out this form.