Arthroplasty

Arthroplasty is also known as joint replacement surgery.

A joint replacement is an orthopedic surgery designed to remove an arthritic or damaged joint and replace it with a metal, plastic, or ceramic device known as a prosthetic implant. The implant is designed to function in the same way that a normal, healthy joint does.

Arthroplasty is generally performed on people suffering from severe pain and disabling joint stiffness that result from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Total joint replacement is usually reserved for people over the age of 60.

Although hip and knee replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements, replacement surgery can be performed on other joints, too, including the ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.

Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead you to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, your joint pain may be caused by damage to the articular cartilage that lines the ends of your bones. This damage may have been caused by arthritis, a fracture, or another condition.

If nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy, and changes to your everyday activities do not relieve your pain or disability, your orthopedic specialist may recommend total joint replacement.

The Signature Medical Group practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

If you are in St. Louis or Kansas City and are in need of a total joint replacement, contact one of our orthopedic specialists today to schedule an evaluation.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who specialize in this treatment.

Jeffrey S. Boberg, DPM

Jeffrey S. Boberg

O'Fallon, MO

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

Sri Pinnamaneni, MD

Sri Pinnamaneni

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Nicholas B. Wilson, MD

Nicholas B. Wilson

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement

Christine C. Piper, MD

Christine C. Piper

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Radmila Samardzija, DPM

Radmila Samardzija

Kansas City, KS

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

Patrick J. Reardon, MD

Patrick J. Reardon

St. Louis, MO

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
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Locations

Associated Podiatrists – Belton

Associated Podiatrists – Belton
17067 South Outer Road
Suite 200
Belton, MO 64012
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913-321-0522

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 6
St. Peters, MO 63376
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636-561-5037

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth
3550 S. 4th Street
Suite 282
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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913-321-0522

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Formerly Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Associated Podiatrists

Associated Podiatrists
8919 Parallel Parkway
Suite 550
Kansas City, KS 66112
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee
7255 Renner Road
Suite 100
Shawnee, KS 66217
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913-321-0522

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon
9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy
Winghaven
O'Fallon, MO 63368
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636-561-0871