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What are the problems associated with artificial joints

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Whiich joint?: Which joint disc hip shoulder knee elbow wrist ankle finger pipj mcp.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Metal and plastic: http://blog.uhmchealth.com/2010/08/16/what-are-artificial-joints-made-of/.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: Total joints can be made out of various metals including stainless steel, cobalt-chrome, or titanium, and the inserts are made out of these metals, or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience Family Medicine
Replacement: An "artificial" joint is one that is man-made and surgically replaces someone's own joint.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Common sprain: Habbitual ankle sprain is one of those. I see a few patients with that. I recommend ankle bracing and physical therapy for strengthening. If ineffecti ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are not risk-free. Short-term complications occur mainly due to extravasation of the cement and can include increased p ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are not risk-free. Short-term complications occur mainly due to extravasation of the cement and can include increased p ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Many: Untreated or undiagnosed asthma can be dangerous. Asthma causes the your lungs to constrict. If not treated , your lungs can become more restrictive a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Injuries related to scrambling may be related to what type of scrambling you are inquiring about. Scrambling in football can result in some pretty sig ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain after injury: The vast majority of facial fractures happen after a trauma- car wreck, assault, fall. You should have sought emergency care; thry should have examin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Eye inflammation: JIA/JRA patients are at higher risk for getting autoimmune eye inflammation called uveitis that can lead to blindness if not detected and treated. It ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: With a flair up, pain, redness, swelling, and increased warmth of the involved joint.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Misaligned eyes: Misaligned eyes, also called strabismus, causes symptoms of appearance problems, and sometimes double vision. First step is an eye exam to determine t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
The big 5: Blindness, amputation, renal failure, overall poor health, premature arteriosclerosis, cardiac disease, premature death.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Symptoms: Usually presbycusis causes high tone hearing loss. Symptoms are decreased hearing, especially in crowds, ringing (tinnitus) or other sounds (i.e., bu ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
DWARFISM: Dwarf with bulky forehead, saddle nose, lumbar lordosis, bowlegs inherited as autosomal dominant.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Comorbidities: Your hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon with hand surgery expertise can answer all your questions. You need a dr. That knows your hands and your medic ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Stills Disease: Stills disease. Was initially described in children but it occurs less commonely in adults.Called adult onset stills.Symptoms are body fatigue accompa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture is safe.: Potential side effects from acupuncture include: bleeding (bleeding disorder or use of anticoagulants), infection (in immunocompromised person), pneu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Future loss of tooth: Short roots mean that the teeth are not as solid as teeth with longer roots. If there is bone loss around these teeth (periodontal disease), the tee ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
"Under-nutrition": In pregnancy it's very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Otherwise your baby may not develop normally. Also your own health could suffer be ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac symptoms: Aside from diarrhea one canbecome anemic, osteoporatic,headaches, skin rash joint pain and numbness. Symptoms in children are slightly different
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Varied: Symptoms and signs can be very nonspecific - everything from a rash to kidney failure. A rheumatologist would probably be the best physician to assur ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Too vague: Subconj blood has no symptoms. Vitreous in blood can cause profound vision loss.
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