Surgical Arthritis and Osteonecrosis

UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians have the experience and expertise to treat all forms of arthritis and osteonecrosis. These painful bone and joint conditions can seriously and adversely affect patients’ lives but can be treated with a variety of therapies and procedures.

Our Specialists

Our orthopaedic surgeons work with a team of specialists to accurately diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Collectively, these specialists provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that may or may not include surgical intervention.

We routinely care for patients with a variety of bone and joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, juvenile arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Our physicians help patients recover their mobility and attain high levels of function and independence. Our goal is to provide the effective arthritis treatment and education that patients need to achieve an improved quality of life and greater sense of well-being. 

Surgical Treatments

When surgery is required, you can be confident that UT Southwestern’s orthopaedic surgeons are experienced in procedures proven to be effective for treating arthritis and osteonecrosis. In addition to joint replacement surgery, such as hip, knee, or shoulder replacement, our surgeons perform other advanced surgical arthritis treatments including arthrodesis, arthroplasty, osteotomy, resection, revision joint surgery, and synovectomy.

Surgical treatments for osteonecrosis include bone grafting, core decompression, femoral head resurfacing, femoral head replacement, osteotomy (cutting the bone), total hip replacement, and metal-on-metal resurfacing.

Patients with autoimmune, inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can also be treated by our rheumatology service.