arthroplasty

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Corrective or reconstructive surgery of the joint.
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What is arthroplasty?

Joint modification

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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.
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what is a disc arthroplasty?

A disc replacement

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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.
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what is a ?knee arthroplasty??

Knee replacement

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total knee replacement they replace the end of femur (thigh) and top end of leg bone (tibia) with a metal joint. Quite effective for chronic knee pain that is severe and you are not able to bear weight. New joint may last for 15-25 years.
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can you jog with a total toe arthroplasty ?

Sure...

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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.
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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.
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Is the knee arthroplasty a risky thing to do?

It Depends

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Any surgery has associated risks. Knee arthroplasty is a big procedure. It is very helpful when indicated, however. Risks vary depending upon your overall health, medical conditions, level of fitness. Medical issues such as diabetes and heart disease increase the risk of any surgery. It is best to talk these risks over with your primary care physician as well as your orthopedist.
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What kind of doctor performs an arthroplasty?

Orthopaedic surgeons

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Arthroplasty surgery refers to replacement of a joint, typically performed by orthopedic surgeons. Arthroplasty surgery is available for most joints in the human body - including shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist, fingers, ankles, toes, and even in the spine.
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What are the scars like after a knee arthroplasty?

5-10 inches

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The incision is made vertically over the kneecap. We use a minimally invasive technique that results in a smaller scar.
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How long does a total knee arthroplasty take to do?

About an hour

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In my practice the actual surgery takes approx 62 minutes for a man and 54 min for a woman of average weight and height without excessive deformity etc. The anesthesia and prepping and draping generally takes 40 minutes so total time in operating room about 1 hr and 40 minutes. It varies from surgeon to surgeon. I do over 500/yr. Find someone u like, who performs procedure regularly.
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What is the definition or description of: Arthroplasty?

Arthroplasty

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Corrective or reconstructive surgery of the joint.
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