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Dr. Grannell Specialties

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Arthritis

As joint cartilage wears away, the bones begin to make painful bone-on-bone contact. The early stages of osteoarthritis can be treated with a variety of conservative, non-surgical treatments. However, as the joint cartilage continues to wear away and the symptoms of osteoarthritis become more severe, surgery may be recommended to correct the damaged bone and cartilage. MORE INFO

Arthritis Pain Relief

Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can help control swelling and pain. It is important to consult your doctor before taking medication for joint pain. MORE INFO

The Comprehensive Shoulder System

Approximately 60% of all shoulder replacements result from proximal humeral fractures.1 A proximal humeral fracture is a break to the ball at the top of the upper-arm bone. These fractures typically occur when people fall on an outstretched hand. MORE INFO

Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System

The word "replacement" makes one think that surgeons remove the entire shoulder. In truth, surgeons only replace the damaged bone and cartilage at the ends of the bones in the joint. Reverse shoulder replacement has revolutionized the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears. The unique procedure reverses the anatomy of the shoulder. MORE INFO

Copeland

The Copeland™ Humeral Resurfacing Head, unlike a total shoulder implant, is designed to cap only the top of the humerus. The implant requires much less bone and cartilage removal, which makes it more conservative than total joint implants. MORE INFO

Hip Pain Overview

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that allows the leg to move in a variety of positions. The femoral head (ball) rides in the acetabulum (socket). The joint is lined with a lubricating tissue called cartilage, which cushions the joint as it moves and bears weight. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a wear and tear condition that destroys joint cartilage, and it typically develops after years of constant motion and pressure in the joints. As the cartilage continues to wear away, bone begins to rub against bone, causing the irritation, swelling, stiffness, and discomfort commonly associated with arthritis. MORE INFO

Hip Treatment

There are a number of non-surgical, or conservative, treatment options for osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis. Typically, non-surgical options start with gentle exercise and physical therapy. As the arthritis becomes more painful and limiting, the non-surgical treatment options become more involved. Surgery, including joint replacement, is generally only recommended after all other conservative treatment options fail to provide relief. Always talk to your primary care physician or to your orthopedic surgeon before starting any treatment plan. Your doctors will help you develop a plan that will best fit your specific condition. MORE INFO

Total Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery removes the arthritic ball of the upper femur (thighbone) as well as the damaged bone and cartilage from the hip socket. The damaged bone and cartilage are replaced with implants made from materials including metal alloys, polyethylene (plastic), or ceramic. The implants are designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that replaces painful bone-on-bone contact. MORE INFO

Hip Life After Surgery

After hip replacement or other joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will give you a specific recovery plan that you should carefully follow. MORE INFO

Knee Pain Overview

The knee is a type of hinge joint formed by the tibia (shinbone), femur (thighbone), and patella (kneecap). The ends of the bones in the knee joint are covered with cartilage, a tough, lubricating tissue that helps provide smooth, pain-free motion to the joint. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a wear and tear condition that destroys joint cartilage, and it typically develops after years of constant motion and pressure in the joints. As the cartilage continues to wear away, bone begins to rub against bone, causing the irritation, swelling, stiffness, and discomfort commonly associated with arthritis. MORE INFO

Knee Treatment

There are a number of non-surgical, or conservative, treatment options for osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis. Typically, non-surgical options start with gentle exercise and physical therapy. As the arthritis becomes more painful and limiting, the non-surgical treatment options become more involved. MORE INFO

Knee Life After Surgery

After knee replacement or other joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will give you a specific recovery plan that you should carefully follow. Do not attempt exercises that are not prescribed by your surgeon, and do not attempt to alter your recovery schedule. It takes time for your joint to heal properly.MORE INFO

Oxford

Because the Oxford® Partial Knee is designed to repair only one side of the knee, it's much smaller than a total knee implant. MORE INFO

Shoulder Life After Surgery

After shoulder replacement or other joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will give you a specific recovery plan that you should carefully follow. Do not attempt exercises that are not prescribed by your surgeon, and do not attempt to alter your recovery schedule. It takes time for your joint to heal properly.MORE INFO

Shoulder Pain Overview

The shoulder joint contains the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade). The head of the humerus rides against the scapula in a tiny depression called the glenoid, much like a golf ball on a tee. The smaller size of the glenoid is what allows the wide range of motion in a healthy shoulder. The surfaces of the humerus and the glenoid are covered with a lubricating tissue called cartilage. The cartilage provides the shoulder joint frictionless, pain-free movement.MORE INFO

Shoulder Treatment

There are a number of non-surgical, or conservative, treatment options for osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis. Typically, non-surgical options start with gentle exercise and physical therapy. As the arthritis becomes more painful and limiting, the non-surgical treatment options become more involved. Surgery, including joint replacement, is generally only recommended after all other conservative treatment options fail to provide relief.MORE INFO

Signature™ Personalize Patient Care

You are unique. So when a part of you becomes affected by arthritis, you want a solution that's just for you. That's why Biomet offers Signature™ Personalized Patient Care, utilizing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technology to create personalized positioning guides for total knee replacement. These guides use advanced technology to help surgeons more accurately position total knee implants.MORE INFO