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Dr. John Michalski
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Arthroplasty (Overview)

Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) or not functioning properly.


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What is the definition or description of: arthroplasty?

What is the definition or description of: arthroplasty?

Joint replacement: Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) or not functioning properly. ...Read more

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Arthroplasty (Overview)

Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) or not functioning properly.


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What is a disc arthroplasty?

What is a disc arthroplasty?

A disc replacement: Certain individuals with lumbar or cervical disc disease can qualify for a disc replacement. Somewhat similar to hip and knee replacements done today. The purpose of this procedure is to maintain motion at the level with the disc pathology. This helps to prevent further degeneration of the disc that are adjacent to the level operated on in the future. ...Read more

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What is arthroplasty?

What is arthroplasty?

Joint modification: An arthroplasty is usually a replacement of a joint with metal and plastic. The most common arthroplasties are hip and knee replacements. In the thumb, the arthritic joint is usually replaced with soft tissue. There are replacements for most joints when they wear out. ...Read more

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What are potential complications after arthroplasty? What complications should I be aware of before agreeing to have arthroplasty? .

What are potential complications after arthroplasty? What complications should I be aware of before agreeing to have arthroplasty?

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Complications: Most common are wound problems, infection, clot formtion, hematoma, stiffness, loosening of components, patellar pain or maltracking, misalignment and sometimes fracture. The surgeon takes all precautions against such complications and they are rare & treatable. ...Read more

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Looking for arthroplasty advice pro and con?

Pro-: Joint replacement or arthroplasty, when performed correctly with the proper indications, is a true success story in that it can return patients to many of their previous activities. There are some risks which should be reviewed with your board-certified orthopaedic surgeon prior to proceeding with the surgery. ...Read more

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What is a facet arthroplasty?

Investigational surg: Facet replacement (arthroplasty) is one type of procedure that is performed after a spinal stenosis surgery and involves replacing the entire facet joint. It is considered investigational at this point by most insurers. ...Read more

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Can you jog with a total toe arthroplasty ?

Can you jog with a total toe arthroplasty ?

Sure...: The more motion you put the joint through (especially early on) the better. But, check with your surgeon to see when enough time has passed after the surgery to put it through that kind of stress. ...Read more

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Debating to have arthroplasty done on thumb. Dr. Says may loose mobility of thumb. Need advice to do or not to do.

Debating to have arthroplasty done on thumb. Dr. Says may loose mobility of thumb. Need advice to do or not to do.

Let me explain: When you arthroplasty, that should decrease your mobility of the thumb, if you have in a lot of pain in the thumb, do it, it will help. ...Read more

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What to expect from rotator cuff surgery combined with acj arthroplasty?

What to expect from rotator cuff surgery combined with acj arthroplasty?

Good result: Most of the time those two producers are combined together to achieve good result because most of the time there is involvement of both. ...Read more

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