Hofmann Arthritis Institute is Utah’s premier Precision Joint Replacement Center. With an earned reputation and over 25 years of experience, you can count on high-quality care from our Salt Lake orthopedic clinic led by Dr. Aaron Hofmann with specialist Dr. Jordan Schaeffer and their expertise in the reconstruction of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Dr. Zoe Adler helps provide comprehensive non-operative care for arthritic pain including the spine.
As you age, joint pain can reach a point where everyday activities become difficult or impossible. Talking with a primary care physician is a good start, but it´s often wise to consult a joint specialist (or an orthopedic doctor for knee and hip pain) to learn about treatment options. You may have non-surgical, partial, or full joint replacement options depending on your diagnosis.
The most common surgical knee intervention performed for osteoarthritis (OA) is a total knee replacement , and is usually offered to patients with advanced osteoarthritis of the knee. To aid quick recovery from total knee replacement surgery, we often recommend the muscle sparing approach with total knee replacement. This is a technique that allows for quicker recovery and better surgical results.
However, total knee replacement is not always optimal for patients with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis in just one or two compartments of the knee. For patients with partial osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing may be the more appropriate solution.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful procedures in medicine at relieving pain and restoring function. In addition, when combined with Robotic Assisted Surgery, total hip replacement can be performed with much greater precision than traditional hip replacement methods.
Patients who suffer from shoulder arthritis may be a candidate for an anatomic or reverse shoulder replacement. These procedures are very successful at relieving pain, increasing motion, and improving quality of life.
Quicker Recovery is just one of the many key benefits of Robotic Assisted Suregery. The average hospital inpatient stay is nearly cut in half as well as the average recovery time. We are able to retain most, if not all, of your healthy bone, soft tissue and ligaments.
Patients also report better range of motion and a more natural feeling knee compared to traditional replacement surgery.
As well, with the Robotic Assisted procedure many patients report minimal scarring compared to more traditional surgical options.
The Hofmann Arthritis Institute team approaches your diagnosis with open communication, personal attention, and shared decision-making. If joint replacement is decided upon, a full knee replacement or hip replacement treatment plan is developed. This individualized plan will help relieve your discomfort and restore function while minimizing possible risks.
Hofmann Arthritis Institute also offers a wide range of treatment options for those experiencing upper extremity joint pain. Early stages of treatment include conservative treatment such as physical therapy and injections. If surgery is recommended, the new advances in Robotic Assisted Surgery allow for repair with minimal incisions.
We are able to provide a full complement of non-surgical options as well. When patients suffering with a painful joint wish to delay or avoid surgery we are happy to provide these services. These include bracing, anti-inflammatories and state-of-the-art injection services.