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Arthroplasty Vs Joint Replacement
Is it normal to develop blistering of the skin following joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty)?
An "artificial joint" is a term describing a joint that has been operated on and typically replaced by a synthetic joint with the goal of improving pain and/or function of the joint. A common example is a patient who has a painful, arthritic knee and undergoes ...Read more
No: Joint replacements sometimes make sounds, but should not be pain. See the surgeon who put it in. ...Read more
Low impact: A joint replacement of the hip or knee can withstand normal day to day activities. High impact activities such as running or jumping will lead to increased wear and potentially premature failure of the prosthesis. Keep your muscles healthy and conditioned via a regular program of low impact activities such as walking, swimming, biking is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are painful.: A joint replacement is a surgery in which the damaged joint surfaces are replaced. They vary from one joint to another, but all are used to reduce pain and improve function of the joint. They do hurt, nut we now have ways to make the patient comfortable. Please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Finger joint pain: Finger joints such s the mcp ( big knuckle) the pip ( next joint down can be replaced though commonly for the pip joint border digints are arthrodesed or fused. Distal joint ( near the nail) are more communal fused as well. The thumb joint at the base typically has some form or excisional joint arthroplasty or a fusion depening upon several factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not commonly done : These are not commonly performed because the history of finger joints has not be so good. They dont last long and they loosen out of the bone and the tendons pull the fingers off to the side over time. Probably not the choice most orthopaedic surgeons would choose for themselves except in a few circumstances. Fusion of a painful arthritic finger joint is probably the better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok: In short the old joint is cut away and new surfaces are placed securly ont the cut surfaces. Som with bone cement and some use bone ingrowth to fix the component, in essence the old is replaced by new. They consist of combinationd of titainium, surgical stainless and plastic (high density polyethylene). Remember done = no going back. Think it over well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Structured: Therapy after joint replacement is very structured and started almost immediately after surgery. Depending on the joint, usually a cpm (continuous passive motion) machine is utilized to help maintain range of motion. Later, resistance exercises are started to build/maintain strength. Check with your orthopedist for your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone tell me how long will i be noticeably swollen after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?
Given that you can't get a joint replacement since navicular isn't one, how would they treat AVN of the tarsal navicular?
Avascular necrosis: AVN refers to a disruption of the vascular supply to a bone. Early treatment involves protecting the bone from stress. If late in the process and bone has been damaged beyond repair then either bracing or surgical joint fusion can be considered. Consult a podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist to evaluate and discuss treatment plan. ...Read more
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