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The Orthopedic clinic at CLS Health provides compassionate, evidence-based care to patients throughout Houston, TX and Southeast Houston. Our Orthopedic Surgeon can treat and manage the symptoms of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries.

We are on a mission to provide exceptional care in a safe, comfortable environment. The orthopedic surgery practice has the most advanced technology, including in-house durable medical equipment (DME), and X-ray imaging, to meet every patient’s unique needs.

In addition to their state-of-the-art facility, the orthopedic surgery center features a leading expert in the conservative and surgical management of injuries and problems affecting the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

Whether a patient visits the office with back pain, hip pain, sciatica, or shoulder pain, CLS Health, physicians have the experience, skill, and technology at hand to create the right individualized treatment plan that considers non-surgical conservative options as well as those that involve open or minimally invasive surgery.

What makes the orthopedic surgery center, a unique type of practice is its dedication to innovative orthopedic treatments and therapies. With a well-rounded team, CLS Health, provides a number of cutting-edge treatments, including regenerative medicine. This allows the team to tailor care plans to each patient.

We provide clinical expertise in:
  • Anterior and posterior approach
  • Computer navigated joint replacement
  • Joint replacement
  • MIS surgery
  • Rapid recovery knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Fractures
  • General Orthopedic
  • Sports Medicine

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The orthopedic clinic is a part of CLS Health and our provider Dr. Karthik Jonna provides expertise in hip and knee orthopedic surgery, knee orthopedic surgery, hip orthopedic surgery, and orthopedic surgery. CLS Health is a multi-specialty medical group with over ninety providers providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care in Baytown, Friendswood, Webster, Pasadena, League City, and surrounding areas.

Orthopedic Surgery Blog

What is a hip replacement?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace and restore your hip if you’re experiencing chronic pain or impaired functioning. It’s one of the most successful operations in all of medicine, and it’s a relatively common procedure, with over 300,000 instances happening in the United States every year.

Your hip replacement can either be partial or full.

Partial hip replacement

In a partial hip replacement (hemiarthroplasty), your surgeon replaces the ball portion (femoral head) of your hip and leaves your joint socket (acetabulum) intact.

Full hip replacement

In a full or total hip replacement, your surgeon implants a prosthetic shell into your joint socket, in addition to replacing your femoral head.

Why would I need a hip replacement?

Your hip has ball-and-socket anatomy that cartilage lines. Cartilage is slick and numb, which makes it an excellent material to coat the ball and socket and facilitate a wide range of complex and fluid motions.

If you develop a problem with the cartilage in your hip or the hip disease progresses beyond the limitations of hip preservation measures, you might need a hip replacement to treat it fully. Hip replacement is a last resort if hip preservation doesn’t work.

There are a few different conditions that can impair the functioning of your hip and cause chronic pain, like a physical injury or childhood hip disease, but the most common causes of hip replacement are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis

Each type of arthritis can damage the cartilage in your hip joint, leaving the raw bone of your ball to rub up against the raw bone of your socket.

Do I need a hip replacement?

Most people come to discover that they need a hip replacement as a result of pain. An arthritic hip is an uncomfortable hip, and that discomfort can worsen to the point where it limits your daily activities and interferes with your sleep.

The specialists at CLS Health, evaluate your medical history, conduct a physical exam, and take imaging, like X-rays or MRI, to determine if a hip replacement would benefit your condition. Hip replacement is typically the final option taken for treating a painful or dysfunctional hip, but it’s an incredibly effective and successful treatment method.

What’s involved in getting a hip replacement?

When you get a hip replacement, your orthopedic surgeon resurfaces or replaces the areas of your hip joint that’s lacking in cartilage. Using metal, plastic, or ceramic components, a hip replacement restores the surfaces of your hip joint so that they function properly and do not cause pain.

You receive general anesthesia for the procedure, which typically takes one to two hours. You can expect to spend two or three days recovering in the hospital before going home, at which point you can begin rehabilitation/physical therapy to restore your normal gait, improve functioning, and strength.

For more information and to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at CLS Health call 281-985-9342

What is a knee replacement?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure you might require when you have knee pain that isn’t improving using other, more conservative treatments.

The most common reason for requiring knee replacement is arthritis. Although arthritis comes in multiple forms, the one that causes a problem for most people is osteoarthritis. This is a wear and tear disorder that develops from years of everyday use of your joints.

Over the years, the cartilage covering the ends of your bones wears down. This exposes the bones, and they start rubbing against each other. Inflammation then sets in, followed by pain, swelling, and joint stiffness.

Initial treatments for osteoarthritis include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine

Although these treatments are usually very effective in relieving pain and improving joint function, in time, they might not work so well. This is because the degeneration of your joints has become so bad that knee replacement is the only way of resolving your symptoms.

Would I need a total or partial knee replacement?

Whether you require a total or partial knee replacement depends on the health of your knees.

Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement surgery involves replacing the worn-out joint surfaces in your knee with artificial components. This approach is best when all the parts of your knee joint have damage that is beyond repair. The result is a new knee joint that works in a very similar way to your original, healthy knee. A total knee replacement has three components. There’s a metal cap that goes over the end of your femur (thigh bone), a stemmed metal component with a plastic plate that fits over the top of your tibia (shin bone), and a dome-shaped plastic component that fits on your patella (knee cap).

Partial knee replacement

Some patients have one or two parts of their knee joints that are still healthy enough to keep. In this case, your provider at CLS Health, can replace the sections that are badly damaged, and smooth off or shape your bones to fit with the new components. Partial knee replacement is less common when you have arthritis because all three joint surfaces tend to be affected by the condition.

What is revision total knee replacement?

Revision total knee replacement is a more complicated procedure that you might need to have if anything goes wrong with an existing knee replacement.

Generally, total and partial knee replacement surgeries are one of the most successful operations you can have. However, it’s possible for the artificial parts to go wrong, causing joint problems with your replacement knee. You should contact the orthopedic surgery center if you have a replacement knee and you’re experiencing issues such as:

  • Stiffness
  • Instability
  • Swelling
  • Pain

Using revision total knee replacement, your provider can replace any faulty artificial components and ensure your knee is healthy, resolving the problem.

If you’re a good candidate for the procedure, knee replacement could enable you to live a far more active life and relieve you from chronic knee pain.

For more information and to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at CLS Health call 281-985-9342

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