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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the top reasons for getting artificial joint?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Quality of life: Pain, swelling, loss of motion and function, inability to sleep thru the night, inability to do the activities you want to do. Artificial joints restore motion and function allowing you to maintain an active life, which is important for your overall longevity in terms of heart and lung health.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Elton Strauss
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 48 years experience
Long lasting pain re: Long lasting pain relief and return to near normal function.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Pain: Pain is the most common reason. Deformity of the joint is second.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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