Joint Preservation means preventing joint deterioration and arthritis, thus reducing the chance you will need a joint replacement. It involves both non-surgical and surgical techniques.
Proper nutrition and weight control are extremely important for healthy joints and we offer guidance for our patients in these areas. Some nutritional supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin can also help.
Training and proper conditioning for daily and sports activities are also important. We have our own team of athletic trainers who can help you prevent or treat injuries.
In cases where damage to a join is severe and surgery is needed, we may perform realignment procedures(such as a tibial osteotomy) and/or transplants of healthy joint surface(articulate cartilage) or the cushion in the knee (the meniscus).
This link takes you to the American Academy of Orthopedic Sciences (AAOS) OrthoInfo website designed for our patients. On the main page of this website you will find information on diseases and conditions, treatment, recovery and prevention of injury for each part of your body.