Our specialty-trained doctors at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center are recognized experts in joint replacement.
Severe joint pain is the most common reason patients undergo a joint replacement procedure. Whether your pain is a result of an old injury, of a degenerative condition like arthritis or osteoarthritis, or of a fracture, joint replacement procedures may be the recommended treatment option.
Nearly any joint in the body can be replaced with a fully functioning artificial implant, but the most common joint replacements are of the hip, knee, or shoulder.
At Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, our joint replacement surgeons have additional training in joint replacement surgeries, including total joint replacements, osteotomies, partial replacements, and joint resurfacing procedures.
You may be a candidate for a joint replacement surgery if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Severe joint pain
- Pain in the joint that keeps you awake at night
- Joint discomfort that prevents you from participating in recreational activities
- Joint pain that limits your ability to conduct necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or standing up
- More conservative treatment methods, such as exercise or therapy, have been tried without success
To consult with one of our joint replacement doctors, please request an appointment online or call 704-865-0077.
Why Choose Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center?
Our doctors at the Joint Replacement Center at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center have completed additional training in joint replacement. With this advanced training, our joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Christopher Prato, Dr. H. Clayton Thomason, and Dr. Jason Zlotnicki, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our joint replacement doctors at our Gastonia office, please request an appointment online or call 704-865-0077.
World-Class Joint Replacement Care Begins Here
- Christopher A. Prato, MD
- H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
- Jason P. Zlotnicki, MD
Hurt Today. Treated Today.
We understand that injuries are painful and require prompt diagnosis and treatment. That’s why we’re proud to offer our QuickAccess clinic to treat your bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions.
Visit our QuickAccess Clinic for prompt orthopaedic care. Same-day appointments and walk-ins are welcome.