When nonsurgical methods of arthritis treatment fail to relieve pain and other symptoms surgery may be the only option to relieve pain and discomfort.
There are a number of surgical procedures the patient and physician can discuss, including:
• Removing the diseased or damaged joint lining
• Realignment of the joints
• Fusing the ends of the bones in the joint together
• Replacing the entire joint
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