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Bienville Surgery Center is proud to lead the Mississippi Gulf Coast as the FIRST and ONLY surgery center to perform both total knee and hip replacement surgeries in an outpatient setting.

Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists will now provide the quality total joint care they are known for in an outpatient ambulatory setting. These procedures will be performed in their innovative surgery center allowing the patient to recover in the comfort of their own home.

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You may be a candidate for joint replacement if you have one or more of these complaints

What’s Involved in a Total Joint Replacement?

An arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.

The goal is to relieve the pain in the joint caused by the arthritic damage to the cartilage.

The materials used in a total joint replacement are designed to enable the joint to move just like a normal joint. The prosthesis is typically composed of a metal piece that fits closely into a matching sturdy plastic piece. Bone cement may be used to anchor the prosthesis into the bone.

In an arthritic knee, the damaged ends of the bones and cartilage are replaced with metal and plastic surfaces that are shaped to restore knee movement and function.

In an arthritic hip, the damaged ball (the upper end of the femur) is replaced by a metal or ceramic ball which is attached to a metal stem fitted into the femur. A plastic socket is implanted into the pelvis, replacing the damaged socket.

Joint replacements can be implanted with or without cement.

Most people can expect a total joint replacement to last for 20-25 years. However, excessive wear may contribute to loosening and may require revision surgery or additional joint replacements.

Typically, the future is bright for those who choose to have a total joint replacement to achieve an improved quality of life.

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