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Atlanta’s Total Joint Replacement Specialists

Specializing in Hip & Knee Replacement

The multi-disciplinary Joint Replacement Center team includes board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and registered nurses, physician assistants, and rehabilitation therapists.

We rely on our individual and collective experience as well as the latest research, technology, and techniques to provide the right treatment at the right time for each patient. We assist each patient in reaching and maintaining the highest possible level of function and pain relief through nonoperative and operative care.

Joint Center

When Should You See a Joint Replacement Doctor?

Over time, your joints may sustain a lot of wear and tear. Symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, stiffness, or difficulty moving one or more joints could indicate serious arthritis, joint damage, or other joint conditions that might necessitate a doctor evaluation. The Resurgens Joint Replacement Center specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries in two of the largest joints: the knee and hip.

Joint Conditions
When Should You See a Joint Replacement Doctor?

Knee Joint

As the largest joint in the body — made up of the thighbone, the shinbone, and knee cap — the knee is one of the most easily injured joints. If you experience a popping noise and feel your knee give out at the time of injury, suffer severe pain, or struggle with immobility in the knee, these are signs you should consult a joint specialist to determine the severity of your problem.

Knee Joint

Hip Joint

The hip joint is made up of two bones: the pelvis and the femur (the thighbone). It is the largest ball-and-socket joint in your body. If you experience limited mobility, stiffness, or pain in your hip, you should consult a joint specialist to determine the severity of your problem.

Hip Joint

Other Joints

For patients looking for more information on other joint conditions and procedures, check out our other educational resources below.

How Resurgens Diagnoses Hip and Knee Joint Pain

Hip or knee pain can limit your daily activities, and accurately identifying the cause of the pain and degree of severity is key to proper treatment and recovery.

In order to diagnose your specific condition and create the right treatment plan for you, our expert physicians perform a thorough evaluation, reviewing the patient's history, examination, and diagnostic imaging studies to determine what measures should be taken.

Resurgens offers a range of diagnostic procedures for hip and knees, including hip joint arthroscopy and knee joint arthroscopy to help uncover the exact location and severity of your condition.

How Resurgens Diagnoses Hip and Knee Joint Pain

Non-Surgical and Surgical Solutions for Joint Pain

Treatment of your hip or knee pain will vary depending on the severity of your condition. If your Resurgens joint specialist does not recommend total joint replacement at this time, there are a number of non-surgical hip and knee treatments that may provide pain relief and improved mobility.

For more severe hip or knee joint conditions, you may require total joint replacement. Resurgens Joint experts will ensure that appropriate conservative measures have been attempted prior to surgical intervention. If it’s determined that a surgical solution is required, our team is trained in the latest techniques in hip and knee surgical solutions.

Non-Surgical and Surgical Solutions for Joint Pain

FAQ

Deciding to have a joint replacement is a life-changing decision. Our physicians answer your most pressing questions so you know what to expect during a visit and throughout your recovery. See our FAQ on joint replacement to find out more about conditions, diagnoses, and treatment options.

Other Joint Conditions and Procedures

While Resurgens Joint Replacement Center specializes in hip and knee joint replacement, we understand that there are other joint conditions that could be causing your pain. If another area of your body is suffering from joint pain, Resurgens provides a number of treatment options.

Shoulder:
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder

Foot/Ankle:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Foot and Ankle

Hand/Wrist:
Osteoarthritis of the Hand
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Hand
Basal Joint Osteoarthritis
Artificial Joint Replacement of the Finger

Other Joint Conditions and Procedures

Success Stories

  • Robert Dawson

    "They've got great people at Resurgens, from the doctors to the P.A.s to the nurses."

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Is 'Bionic Man' Following Four Successful Surgeries

    Canton's Robert Dawson Praises Resurgens Doctors For 'The Best Care I Could Ever Have Expected' Calling himself a "bionic man," Bob Dawson says he needs physician-issued cards to allow him and his metal knees through airport security checks. But the range of motion in his shoulder is much better than he ever expected, and all his joint replacements are working well. Mr. Dawson, 70, can't say enough good things about the doctors at Resurgens, who have performed four surgeries on him over the past several years. First it was spine surgery in the mid-1990s, then his left knee replacement in 2006, followed by his right knee replacement in 2008. Then,... Continue Reading

  • In 2013, Mark Warr found himself overweight, suffering from arthritis in his knees, and being forced to use a walker...

    Finishing the Peachtree Road Race After Dual Knee Replacement

    In 2013, Mark Warr found himself overweight, suffering from arthritis in his knees, and being forced to use a walker to get around. “Using a walker was embarrassing for me. It was demoralizing. I was getting ready to retire and it was a sign that I wasn’t going to have the retirement I was looking forward to. In retirement my wife and I wanted to travel and see and do things that require walking.  On the days I had to use the walker I would just say: ‘The retirement we had envisioned was not going to happen.’” To treat the arthritis Resurgens Orthopaedics recommended dual knee replacement but the surgery wasn’t going to be successful unless... Continue Reading

  • Glenn Sikes & Jarrett Freeland

    Advances in technology in implants can be life-changing!

    3D technology offers alternative for knee replacement patients

    For the past two weeks, Olympic fans have watched some of the best athletes in the world navigate treacherous jumps and speed on the slopes of South Korea. For some, just watching skiers is enough to make our knees hurt. There are more than 600,000 knee replacements performed every year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Advances in technology in implants can be life-changing, according to longtime athlete Glenn Sikes. "I pretty much had knee problems even through high school. I didn't have my surgery until I got to college," Sikes said. Ten years later, torn cartilage required more frequent surgeries on Sikes' knees. The... Continue Reading

  • Malcolm Aga

    For Malcolm Aga, athletics, adventure, and traveling were part of his lifestyle since he was a child. At age 59,...

    Conquering Mt. Everest After Hip Replacement

    For Malcolm Aga, athletics, adventure, and traveling were part of his lifestyle since he was a child.  At age 59, hip problems prevented him from crossing the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek off his bucket list. He then decided he wasn’t going to let anything stand in his way. First, a few details about the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek: Hikers land at Lukla airport in Nepal, a harrowing journey in its own right.  Often dubbed ‘the world’s most dangerous airport’ because high winds, turbulence, and rough terrain can make for an exceptionally difficult landing.  Upon landing, trekkers have time for little more than a quick stop at one of the... Continue Reading

  • Caroline Blaylock

    I’m completely happy with my results… in fact, I have recommended [Resurgens Orthopaedics] to several other...

    Partial Knee Replacement Solved Bone On Bone Damage

    Caroline Blaylock's competitive streak led her to athletic achievements few could hope to match and to gorgeous locales all across the world. As someone who never placed limits on herself, Caroline refused to accept the physical limitations that came when an old knee injury made it difficult for her to participate in the sports she loved like tennis, golf, and skiing. After seeking out Resurgens Orthopaedics for a unilateral knee replacement, she says she feels stronger than ever before. Today, as the Athletic Director of an independent high school in Colorado, she's using the knowledge she gained over a lifetime to help the next generation of athletes reach for... Continue Reading

Learn More About Your Joints

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We want you to have all the knowledge you need to make the best decision about your health. Explore our extensive video library to learn about common injuries, conditions, treatments and surgeries in more detail.

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