Adult Reconstructive Surgery & Total Joint Replacement at CSM
Dr. Craig Lippe is Carolina Sports Medicine’s Board Certified Joint Replacement Specialist. With 11 years’ experience in Wilmington and the surrounding areas, Dr. Lippe has successfully performed thousands of total joint replacements. This has made him a leading provider in adult reconstructive care.
Offering the latest advancements in joint replacement surgery, Dr. Lippe is an expert in minimally invasive techniques.
For individuals needing reconstructive surgery, total joint replacement is often the preferred treatment. The goal of joint replacement is to relieve pain caused by damaged cartilage within the joint.
Dr. Lippe replaces damaged areas of the joint with metal and plastic surfaces, restoring movement and function. Joint replacements are most common in hips and knees but are also effective for shoulders and elbows.
While recovery from joint replacement surgery depends on numerous factors, including severity of joint damage and level of patient mobility pre-surgery, exercising and rebuilding the muscles surrounding the affected joint are important components of the process. Our team will place you on the right track through recommended follow-up strategies to implement both in our office and at home.