Orthopedics is a specialized branch of medicine that corrects deformities and functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. The time to see this specialist is when there are spinal, skeletal, muscular, or ligament injuries that require treatment. Dr. Michael DiStefano of the North Jersey Joint Care Center leads a team of exceptionally talented professionals. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in providing the most technologically advanced treatments to patients suffering from pain and the disorders of the musculoskeletal system. At his Ridgewood orthopedic office, Dr. DiStefano is widely known for performing new minimally invasive procedures to treat arthritis and utilizing the most advanced technology to provide patients with the best possible outcome. With his distinctive background and his keen and analytic approach to orthopedics, his treatment of spine, musculoskeletal injuries, and emergency care is unique and catered to each patient’s individual needs.
Hip replacement is one of our often performed procedures. Hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint is removed and replaced with new artificial components. It is a major treatment for arthritis and may be considered when chronic hip pain and disability have not responded to conservative treatment and interfere with normal daily activities. Reasons for hip replacement surgery can include injuries, fractures, bone tumors, rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, congenital hip dysplasia, and osteonecrosis. Hip replacement surgery is a commonly performed safe and effective procedure that can relieve hip pain and restore mobility. Hip surgery is considered at our Ridgewood orthopedic office when severe hip pain and stiffness interfere with the ability to carry out everyday activities and when conservative methods such as medication, physical therapy, and walking supports have not alleviated the symptoms.
Dr. DiStefano also performs many knee replacements. Knee replacement or knee arthroplasty refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged components of the knee joint are removed and then replaced with artificial components. The procedure can be beneficial for individuals who have had knees debilitated by degenerative joint disease, other forms of arthritis, deformity, infection, or as result of trauma. Knee replacement may be recommended in situations where conservative non-surgical therapy or other procedures have not provided relief from pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Knee replacement is a very common and effective joint replacement surgery that is typically performed after less invasive treatment options have failed. The most frequent reason for the procedure is severe osteoarthritis of the knees. The goal of a knee replacement is to alleviate symptoms and to restore normal function to the knee. To learn if any of our procedures is right for you, call our Ridgewood orthopedic office for an appointment today.