At Vermont Clay Studios we are dedicated to helping potential patients understand the Arthroplasty surgery process and finding the right surgeon to do the operation.

Why search for an Arthroplasty surgeon on our site?

Vermont Clay Studios consists of the top surgeons throughout the United States who specialize in joint replacement. These surgeons must go through an extensive vetting process in order to be part of this organization. They are considered innovators in their field and deeply committed to reconstructive joint surgery.

Considering Joint Replacement?

Are you considering the Joint Replacement Procedure?

The decision to have joint replacement surgery should begin with an understanding about what you wish to achieve from this surgery.


Why might I need Arthroplasty?

Arthroplasty may be used when medical treatments no longer effectively relieve joint pain and disability. Some medical treatments for osteoarthritis that may be used before arthroplasty include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Pain medicines
  • Limiting painful activities
  • Assistive devices for walking (such as a cane)
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections into a knee joint
  • Viscosupplementation injections (to add lubrication into the joint to make joint movement less painful)
  • Weight loss (for obese people)
  • Exercise and conditioning

People who have arthroplasty generally have substantial improvement in their joint pain, ability to perform activities, and quality of life.

Most joint surgery involves the hip and knee, with surgery on the ankle, elbow, shoulder, and fingers being done less often.

There may be other reasons for your healthcare provider to recommend arthroplasty. Please see hip replacement and knee replacement surgical procedures for more specific information.