Joint Replacement Specialist

Tri-State Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery & General Surgery located in Sioux City, IA & Le Mars, IA

A joint replacement is a major decision. When you have a joint replaced, it’s important to work with an expert surgeon who can minimize the invasiveness of your procedure and support your healing afterward. That’s exactly what you get at Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa. To learn more about the joint replacements the team offers, call the office or book your appointment online.

Joint Replacement Q&A

When should I get joint replacement surgery?

Before recommending joint replacement surgery, Tri-State Specialists explores alternate, less invasive options with their patients. The dedicated team takes the most conservative route to healing possible for each of their patients. 

For example, dedicated, personalized physical therapy with the practice’s expert coaches and therapists in the top-of-the-line on-site physical therapy gym makes a dramatic difference for many patients. Other patients respond to injections like PRP therapy or steroid medication.

When you’ve explored all of your other treatment options and are still experiencing debilitating joint pain and loss of mobility, it’s time to think about joint replacement surgery. 

Although the procedure is invasive, and you will have limited mobility during your recovery period, a joint replacement can give you a new lease on life.

If you’re ready to live life without pain or stiffness in the affected joint, ask Tri-State Specialists about your joint replacement options. 


What happens during joint replacement?

Joint replacement surgery involves general anesthesia, so you can sleep comfortably as your joint is replaced. 

As you sleep, your Tri-State Specialists surgeon removes damaged cartilage, bone, and tissue. In their place, they insert a replacement joint. Artificial joints have become more effective and longer-lasting in recent years. 

Once your replacement joint is in place, your surgeon closes the surgery site, and you start your healing process, which includes physical therapy at Tri-State Specialists. 

At their on-site gym, their physical therapists help you minimize pain and swelling while increasing mobility in your new joint. The personalized physical therapy they offer helps you heal faster and get the most out of your new joint. 


For which joints is a replacement available?

Tri-State Specialists surgeons can replace a wide range of joints. Some of their areas of expertise include:

  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Ankle replacements
  • Shoulder replacements

If you have a joint that regularly bothers you, talk to the team at Tri-State Specialists about your options. 

They develop a conservative but innovative treatment plan for you that’s designed to relieve your pain and restore your mobility. If your plan includes joint replacement, their expert surgeons are available to you.

If you think you’re ready for a joint replacement, call Tri-State Specialists or book your appointment online today.