Virtual Joint Replacement
Consultation

BICMD
TREATMENTS

Online joint replacement consultations for convenient, bespoke care

   

Considering a joint replacement? Millions of patients undergo a total or partial joint replacement every year to address long-lasting pain in their knees, hips, shoulders and elbows.

As a major operation, you want to feel completely confident in your decision to undergo joint replacement surgery. A second opinion from one of the joint replacement physicians at BICMD can help you feel assured in your decision, whether you choose to undergo a joint replacement surgery or pursue a different treatment for your osteoarthritis pain.

BICMD offers you a way to have a consultation or get a second opinion about your possible joint replacement in the most convenient way possible - via telemedicine.

Whether you are experiencing ongoing pain in your knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder, our joint replacement physicians will evaluate your condition and determine the best approach for helping you finally live pain-free.

On-demand joint replacement telemedicine

BICMD is committed to providing compassionate, top-quality medical care to patients nationwide - quickly and efficiently. You should never have to wait weeks for an appointment! That’s why we connect you to the best joint replacement specialist of your choice quickly, so you can get the orthopedic care you need sooner and get back to your active life.

Our goal is to provide the highest level of professional medical care to patients, all while preventing future problems from osteoarthritis down the road.

Conditions We Treat

Elbow Osteoarthritis

Total elbow replacement is a joint replacement procedure that helps people regain the range of movement after elbow osteoarthritis or injury severely damages their elbow joint. Three bones make up the elbow joint, the ulna, humerus, and radius. In total elbow replacement, the damaged parts of the ulna and humerus are removed and replaced with a metal and plastic hinge.

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip osteoarthritis is often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative joint disease and is more likely to affect individuals as they age. Hip osteoarthritis occurs when the injury and inflammation in the joint cause a breakdown of the cartilage that covers the bone. This cartilage, called articular cartilage is often compared to the shiny “gristle” at the ends of chicken bones.
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Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery, also called a total hip replacement or hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged hip joint. The surgeon uses an artificial implant made of metal, ceramic or plastic materials, called a prosthesis, to replace and recreate the hip joint. The orthopedic telemedicine hip specialists at BICMD can evaluate your hip condition and give you a second opinion if you are thinking of hip replacement surgery.
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Hip Resurfacing

Active and younger individuals can suffer from hip osteoarthritis.  Hip osteoarthritis occurs when the articular cartilage on the end of the hip bone and on the socket wears away. This leaves an uncomfortable bone-on-bone condition which is painful and can be debilitating. The resulting inflammation causes hip osteoarthritis. Hip resurfacing is a type of hip replacement; however, instead of replacing the entire hip joint, hip resurfacing involves the shaving of the surface of the femur and the acetabulum (hip socket), and then capping it with a new joint surface.
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Knee Arthritis

Knee arthritis is also called degenerative joint disease. It is a wear-and-tear condition that is marked by the progressive loss of articular cartilage. The articular cartilage is the slippery, white cartilage-covering on the ends of the bones; it plays an important role in joint health. With age, injury, or repetitive motion, the articular cartilage can wear. Eventually enough cartilage can wear away, allowing the movement of bone-on-bone. The result is a painful, inflammatory process called osteoarthritis. Our experts at BICMD can diagnose your knee osteoarthritis through a virtual telemedicine encounter. BICMD physicians are the top experts in the country at diagnosing and suggesting treatment options for patients with knee arthritis.
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Knee Replacement

A knee replacement repairs the surfaces of the knee that have been damaged by arthritis. In a knee replacement surgery, metal or plastic caps are fixed onto the ends of the bones of the knee, and the kneecap is also replaced. By replacing the damaged parts of the knee with new, smooth parts, movement is restored and the grinding, stiffness and pain associated with arthritis of the knee is eliminated.
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Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Total shoulder replacement includes the removal of damaged portions of the shoulder joint and replacing them with metal or plastic implants. Patients that undergo total shoulder replacement typically do so because arthritis has damaged their natural shoulder joint, and the pain and stiffness they experience are not well treated by non-surgical means.

Types of arthritis

When thinking of arthritis, many people only think of the most common type, osteoarthritis. But there are more than 100 forms of this painful disease that affect millions of Americans every day. Check out this list of some of the most common types of arthritis.
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Unicompartmental Arthroplasty

Unicompartmental arthroplasty is also called a partial knee replacement. It is a surgical procedure that replaces only a portion of the knee that is affected by knee osteoarthritis. Unicompartmental arthroplasty is used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis when occurring in just one compartment of the knee. In a “normal” arthroplasty, or a total knee replacement, the damaged bone and cartilage is resurfaced and replaced with metal and plastic components. In a unicompartmental knee replacement only a portion of the knee is resurfaced and replaced.
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Don’t see your condition listed?

The list above contains some of our most commonly seen conditions, but it is by no means exhaustive. Our joint replacement doctors handle the same wide variety of conditions that an in-person physician would. However arthritis and injury are keeping you from enjoying the freedom of a pain-free life, our physicians are committed to helping you feel better, without the wait.

Who are our providers?

Our elite team of joint replacement specialists and physicians are licensed, board-certified, and specially trained to handle joint replacement consults via telemedicine. Our doctors include some of the most reputable orthopedic and joint replacement specialists in the country.

Attending some of the most prestigious medical schools in the United States and around the globe, our physicians also boast distinguished medical residencies, membership and leadership in prominent medical boards, and extensive experience in the field. The majority are actively involved in research programs, give lectures on joint replacement topics around the country and have pioneered the latest procedures in joint replacement surgery.

Next-level individualized medical care

No one wants to waste time going to an in-person joint replacement consultation or appointment. When you’re in pain, the faster you get answers, the better. BICMD lets you connect to a joint replacement doctor right over the phone or via telemedicine video call, so you don’t have to rearrange your life to get the care you need.

Your joint replacement consultation through BICMD is the next level of individualized healthcare for patients who demand medical care that fits their needs and schedule. Your comfort and convenience come first at BICMD, which is why we’ve created a way for you to see a doctor that’s even more convenient than a house call.

What if I need surgery?

Our physicians strive to help patients with the most conservative approaches available. But sometimes, surgery is the best course of action for full recovery. If it is determined that you need a knee replacement, hip replacement, total elbow replacement, or another type of joint replacement surgery, you can chose a BICMD physician based on which surgeons are closest to your area. You can trust your selection because our joint replacement surgeons use the latest, state-of-the-art surgical technologies that provide shorter recovery times and better long-term results.

  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Arthroplasty
  • Total shoulder replacement (anatomic and reverse shoulder replacements)

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