Joint Replacement Surgery Performed by a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon for Individuals From Lafayette, LA & Surrounding Areas
A joint replacement may be your best option for addressing severe or chronic pain in your shoulder, knee, or hip, especially if your discomfort has not improved with the use of conservative remedies. If you’ve tried resting, applying ice packs, and taking over-the-counter pain medications but haven’t found meaningful relief, you may want to explore some alternatives with Peter D. Vizzi, MD. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an office in Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Vizzi can help you decide if joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) is right for you.
After evaluating your symptoms, discussing your lifestyle, and examining your painful joint, Dr. Vizzi may suggest that you first try some other nonsurgical treatments before considering joint replacement. Some options include a customized physical therapy program, prescription medications, or a walking aid, such as a brace or cane. Depending on the nature and extent of your joint damage, he may also prescribe an injection-based treatment, such as a cortisone shot, a series of viscosupplement injections, or platelet rich plasma (PRP).
If you ultimately decide to move forward with joint replacement surgery, you can feel confident in Dr. Vizzi, who is experienced in using advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat injuries and conditions that affect the shoulder, knee, or hip. When performing any type of joint replacement procedure, Dr. Vizzi begins by removing worn-out cartilage from the damaged joint. In its place, he inserts a highly polished metal implant and a medical-grade plastic (polyethylene) spacer.
Specifically, Dr. Vizzi performs the following types of joint replacement surgery:
As an experienced orthopedic specialist, Dr. Vizzi has mastered the intricacies of these procedures after having performed them many times. Additionally, he continues to update his knowledge and experience with educational meetings to learn cutting-edge techniques and to continuously use the best implant which obtains the best fit in each case. Recognizing that every patient is unique, Dr. Vizzi takes a personalized approach to joint replacement in order to meet the specific needs of each individual he treats.
If you would like to learn more about joint replacement surgery and other treatment options for joint pain, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vizzi at his office in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Vizzi has the knowledge and proficiency to effectively treat your joint condition, alleviate your pain, and help you resume your active lifestyle.