Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery
Specializing in the latest advances in hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement procedures.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic, degenerative joint disease that becomes more common with age. Osteoarthritis of the hips and knees are the most disabling forms this condition, leading to the loss of mobility and pain when walking even short distances.
People with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee can be treated with various medications and devices. Eventually, many patients find that the disability becomes uncontrollable and, together with their rheumatologist, decide to have joint replacement surgery. Following their recovery, most patients find regained mobility and relief from their pain.
Although less common, arthritis can affect the shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle joints. There are now prosthetic replacements for these joints that are showing results comparable to those achieved after hip and knee replacement.
Procedures are available at Sharp HealthCare to help patients with arthritis and those who undergo joint replacement surgery to return to the highest level of function and independence possible.
What sets our program apart from the rest?
- Sharp HealthCare is the only hospital system in San Diego County to offer minimally invasive surgery for osteoarthritis knee pain
- 72 percent of joint replacement patients are ready to go home in less than two days after joint replacement surgery
- Joint Endeavor Program: Focusing on every step of quality of patient care, from preoperative tests to postdischarge home safety to ensure that patients achieve the best possible outcomes
- More than 2,400 successful joint replacement surgeries performed each year by our orthopedic surgeons
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Dr. Jeremy McCandless
"The Sharp Experience is a collaboration that optimizes not only the science of what we do, but the patient care we provide."
Dr. Jeffrey Smith
"I work closely with every patient to ensure that they reach the best outcome possible."
Dr. Mark Bowers
"The Sharp Experience is a team approach to patient care with a goal to deliver the highest quality service and achieve the best outcomes through the dedicated effort of every team member."
Dr. Brooke L. Ballard
"I take the time to listen to my patients concerns in order to recognize individual goals."
Dr. Steven Allsing
"I believe in focused and personal attention, education and technical surgical excellence."
Dr. Christopher Pallia
"The Sharp Experience means understanding and maximizing every one-on-one personal interaction."
Dr. Kristopher Downing
"Being available, affable and able are the rules to which I personally ascribe."
Dr. Harish Hosalkar
"The Sharp Experience means combining leading-edge techniques with traditional methods to help patients achieve functional improvement for a pain-free life."
Dr. Gregory Alberton
"The Sharp Experience is a partnership between physician, patient, and staff at Sharp Healthcare with the goal of providing excellent care in a safe and compassionate environment."
Dr. John Finkenberg
"I take the time to guide patients on their health care journey toward improved health."