Arthroscopic surgery
Riverside orthopedic surgeons often use a minimally invasive procedure called arthroscopic surgery. Many knee conditions can be treated using outpatient arthroscopic surgery, which has the advantage of allowing the surgeon to see inside the joint using a miniature video camera with an incision as small as a quarter of an inch.

Knee or hip replacement surgery

 
 

Knee of hip replacement surgery removes a diseased knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. These implants are made to resist corrosion, degradation and wear. Joint replacement is typically used for people with severe joint damage from arthritis or an injury. Followed by rehabilitation, joint replacement can relieve pain, restore range of motion and mobility and in many cases lead to an overall increase in the quality of life.

 
 

Joint replacement surgery
Because your joint replacement is usually a scheduled surgery rather than an emergency, you'll have time to prepare for the surgery and recovery period. Riverside offers Joint University and other classes to help you get ready so you'll have a worry-free surgery and rehabilitation.