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Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint Replacement Specialist


Brian A. Silvia MD, PhD


Medical Associates Clinic - Dubuque, West Campus
1500 Associates Drive
Dubuque, IA 52002

Call: 563 - 584 - 4460


How Successful Are Total Joint Replacements?

Modern joint replacements are some of the most successful operations in all of medicine. The goal of hip and knee replacement surgery is to restore pain-free motion of the joint. Currently, more than 90% of total hip and knee replacements are still functioning well 15 years after surgery.

Is a Total Joint Replacement Right for Me?

The decision to have a joint replacement surgery is a cooperative one made by you, your family, and your Orthopaedic surgeon. There are no absolute age or weight restrictions. The decision for surgery includes many factors including your disease, your overall health, and symptoms. Generally, patients benefit from joint replacement surgery if they experience pain in the hip or knee joint that limits everyday activities such as walking and bending or sleeping.

What Diseases Are Most Often Treated With an Artificial Joint?

The most common cause of chronic joint pain is Osteoarthritis. This is the age-related “wear and tear” type of arthritis that leads to pain and stiffness. Total joint replacements are also often used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post-traumatic Arthritis and Avascular Necrosis.

Why Should I Choose Dr Silvia to Have My Joint Replacement Surgery?

Patients choose us for our comprehensive, patient-centered care. With expertise in the latest surgical techniques, our Orthopaedic team offers a modern surgical unit in the local Tri State area. Our highly experienced team has an excellent record in successful hip and knee surgeries so you can get back to the activities you enjoy.