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Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) or not functioning properly.
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are potential complications after arthroplasty? What complications should I be aware of before agreeing to have arthroplasty?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Your doctor will provide you with medications for pain following surgery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rotator cuff: I assume you acromioplasty. Sometimes this is combined with rotator cuff surgery. This surgery involves removing a bone spur from the undersurface of the acromion ( part of the scapula) which may be pressure on the rotator cuff (impingement) ...Read more
Hard to Say: If you are looking for alternative to surgery, you may be candidate for stem cell therapy. This may at least give you several years of relief before hip replacement may be an option. The issue at your age is that joint replacement surgery has a shelf like of about 10 years if you are relatively inactive. If you are active the joint spacer will wear out requiring a new hip replacement again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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