Santa Rosa Orthopaedic specialists can help eliminate chronic pain and restore healthier and active lifestyles though Total Joint Replacement (TJR).

Treating chronic pain

Santa Rosa Orthopaedic specialists can help eliminate chronic pain and restore healthier and active lifestyles though Total Joint Replacement (TJR).For over 10 years Delores Narcum endured chronic, increasing pain in her hip joints. Eventually the pain grew beyond unbearable. Dr. Michael Star at SRO performed a total-hip replacement on both hips. Now it’s like the pain has been switched off, and Delores can once again enjoy life and a full-range of motion.

Before Dale Downey had his knee replacement, he couldn’t walk more than 100 yards without experiencing overwhelming pain. He feared he would never play golf again, his cherished activity. Dr. Degenhardt replaced his knee and Dale was wonderfully surprised to be up and walking the same day after surgery. He is back on the golf course pain-free for all eighteen holes.

Delores and Dale aren’t alone in their experiences with joint pain. The most common complaints heard by orthopaedic surgeons include pain that worsens with walking, interferes with restful sleep and affects day-to-day mobility. Conditions that can damage the joint, sometimes necessitating joint replacement surgery include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteonecrosis.

Additional Benefits

TJR helps restore a more active lifestyle. Additional benefits of the surgery include reduced pain, increased mobility, improved joint function, increased fitness, and a better quality of life.

The Total Joint Program at Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Medical Group provides people in pain with hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb and finger joint replacement surgery as well as state-of-the-art outpatient physical therapy services to make damaged joints healthy again. SRO surgeons and physical therapists care and pride themselves on getting patients back to the activities they love, helping to re-establish independence and restore livelihood.

The SRO orthopaedic surgical team is part of multi-specialist group that includes orthopaedic surgeons and highly skilled physical and occupational therapists who specialize in TJR. The program, also offers the latest in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques including the anterior hip approach and MAKO Robotic Surgery with Dr. Nathan Ehmer and Dr. Michael McDermott.