Mitchell Hip and Knee

Joint Replacement Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeons & Hip & Knee Specialists in Oklahoma City, OK

Joint Replacement Surgery services offered in Oklahoma City, OK

Osteoarthritis, fractures, and normal degeneration lead to pain and decreased joint mobility. At Mitchell Hip and Knee, James Mitchell, MD, provides complex joint replacement surgery to the residents in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area. When Dr. Mitchell performs joint replacement surgery, he removes the damaged areas of the joint and replaces them with high-end prosthetics. This allows you to regain mobility in your hip or knee and significantly reduces pain. To schedule a joint consultation with Dr. Mitchell, call the office in Oklahoma City today, or book online today!

About Joint Replacement Surgery

What is joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure used when your joints are damaged. At Mitchell Hip and Knee, Dr. Mitchell performs joint replacement surgery on your knees and hips.

You usually need a joint replacement when your knee or hip is riddled with osteoarthritis. This condition leads to the breakdown of joint cartilage, which cushions and protects the bones in your joint.

Untreated osteoarthritis causes joint pain and stiffness. Chronic inflammation makes it difficult to move your joints, making even simple tasks seem impossible.

During a joint replacement, Dr. Mitchell removes the damaged portions of your joint. He then replaces those areas with prosthetics made from ceramic, metal, or plastic polymers.

The prosthetics take the place of the damaged area in your joint, moving and functioning as your natural joint would.


When is a joint replacement necessary?

Dr. Mitchell recommends joint replacement surgery when your hips or knees hurt so much it affects your regular activities.

Dr. Mitchell uses conservative treatments first to treat osteoarthritis. However, if your pain or immobility persists after several non-operative measures, Dr. Mitchell suggests joint replacement surgery.

Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of joint replacement. However, fractures in your knee or hip or joint infections may also warrant this type of procedure.


What technology is used for joint replacements?

Dr. Mitchell performs a wide variety of joint replacement surgeries. If you need a total hip replacement, a total knee replacement, or a partial knee replacement, Dr. Mitchell has the skill and technology to provide you with the highest standard of care.

One of the most significant benefits of joint replacement surgery is the robotic technology available. Dr. Mitchell uses the Stryker Makoplasty™ robotic system when performing knee replacement surgery. 

The Stryker system provides unparalleled accuracy and precision to give you the best surgical outcome possible for your knee.

Dr. Mitchell also uses the NextStep™ hip system from Arthropedix. This system is engineered to decrease pain in your hip and restore overall mobility and flexibility.

Detailed imaging studies are obtained before your procedure for increased accuracy. These 3D MRI images help Dr. Mitchell precisely place the prosthetics where they’re best suited for your anatomy.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mitchell, call the office in Oklahoma City today, or request a consultation using the online scheduling tool.