Arthritis Total Joint Specialists surgeons are among the most skilled surgeons in Georgia. Our surgeons were also ranked #1 most experienced in the state of Georgia.

All surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained and many have developed a program with such consistent excellent outcomes that surgeons from around the world visit to learn our protocols.

In addition to their expertise and extensive training, our surgeons are recognized industry leaders often giving keynote talks and are panel experts at joint replacement meetings. They have a singular focus on joint replacement surgery. This experience allows them to achieve very high success rates, avoid complications and help effectively relieve our patients’ pain.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is where portions of the bones that form the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial implants. It is a treatment option for chronic knee pain that results from degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis or weakened knee joints caused by an injury or other condition. It is one of the most common types of orthopedic surgeries done in the United States.

Arthritis and Total Joint Specialists, a Northside Hospital network provider, offers outpatient, same-day knee replacement surgery to restore function in your knee joint and relieve chronic pain. The Advanced Center for Joint Replacement has one of the shortest lengths of stay in the United States, with most patients returning home within 4-6 hours of their operation. Our patients also have one of the lowest readmission rates in the country.

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Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is the removal and replacement of portions of the pelvis and femur (thighbone) that form your hip joint. It is performed primarily to relieve hip pain and stiffness caused by hip arthritis or injuries such as a broken or improperly growing hip, and for other conditions.

The three major types of hip replacement are:

  • total hip replacement (most common)
  • partial hip replacement
  • hip resurfacing

There are two major replacement surgical methods used to perform a total hip replacement:

  • Posterior approach (more common)
  • Anterior approach (sometimes called the "mini-anterior approach" or "muscle-sparing hip replacement")

Many of the ATJS board certifies orthopedic surgeons specialize in performing anterior hip replacement, so you benefit from a less traumatic experience and much faster healing.

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Joint Revisions

Total Hip and Knee replacements are a highly successful operation in the majority of patients, however some procedures will fail. Certain signs and symptoms, such as an increase in pain or a decrease in function, may be indicative of joint failure.

Primary reasons joint failure:

  • infection
  • instability
  • stiffness
  • wear and loosening
  • leg fractures

Joint Revision surgery is a complex procedure that requires an experienced surgeon and proper preoperative planning to achieve satisfactory outcomes. The work your surgeon needs to do when performing revision joint surgery depends on what’s causing your problem.

They might have to replace all the parts of your joint or just some. Bone damage in the joint could require repair using metal augments or bone grafts.

10% of the overall surgical cases performed by ATJS are revisions. These types of operations are best handled by specialists whose primary focus is joint replacement.

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Shoulder Replacement

After the hip and knee, the shoulder is the third most common joint affected by arthritis. Similar to the hip and knee, the loss of cartilage that characterizes shoulder arthritis is frequently a source of severe pain, limited function, joint stiffness, and significant diminishment of quality of life.

Shoulder replacement surgery is a treatment option for severely damaged or deformed shoulder joints. At Arthritis Total Joint Specialists, Dr. Don Beringer can evaluate your shoulder function and perform shoulder replacement surgery using the most advanced techniques.

The goal of surgery is to remove part or all of your shoulder joint structure and replace it with an artificial device that functions like your natural joint.

Common conditions for shoulder replacement surgery:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Large rotator cuff tears
  • Severe joint fractures

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Non-Operative Treatments

Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists is committed to providing the full spectrum of conservative, non-surgical treatment of all arthritic and orthopedic conditions. We commit to exploring all options with you, allowing you to make a sound decision about your health and mobility.

Prior to pursuing surgical options, Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists’ team focuses on treatment options to maintain mobility and limit pain. Based on the patient’s individual goals, those options typically include a combination of:

  • Physical therapy
  • Nutritional services
  • Therapeutic injections

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