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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Overview)

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 a total knee replacement.


Dr. Bertrand Kaper
110 Doctors shared insights

Artificial Joint (Overview)

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 a total knee replacement.


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I have arthritis in my knees. How well does the artificial joint fluid injection treatment work?

I have arthritis in my knees. How well does the artificial joint fluid injection treatment work?

Well, could be b: Good, but good be better. When used alone, the results are slightly better than taking full-dose nsaids, at much greater cost, when used with the naproxens of the world, results are better than either alone. ...Read more

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Can an artificial joint manifest a reaction or symptoms?

Can an artificial joint manifest a reaction or symptoms?

Yes?: Artificial joints only act as resurfacings for arthritic joints. Therefore, ligaments, muscles, and nerve endings are preserved. So, if the joint is irritated, unstable, or inflammed then the usual response of pain and swelling ensues. So, an artificial joint can become symptomatic like any native joint. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

Replacement: An "artificial" joint is one that is man-made and surgically replaces someone's own joint. ...Read more

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What is an artificial joint made from?

Artificial joints: Typically they are made from surgical steel and a special plastic but sometimes parts are also made of ceramic. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

Replacement: An "artificial" joint is one that is man-made and surgically replaces someone's own joint. ...Read more

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Can an artificial joint manifest a reaction or symptoms?

Yes?: Artificial joints only act as resurfacings for arthritic joints. Therefore, ligaments, muscles, and nerve endings are preserved. So, if the joint is irritated, unstable, or inflammed then the usual response of pain and swelling ensues. So, an artificial joint can become symptomatic like any native joint. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Artificial joint?

What is the definition or description of: Artificial joint?

Joint replacement: 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 a total knee replacement. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of artificial joint replacment surgeries?

What are the advantages of artificial joint replacment surgeries?

Pain relief: Joints are typically replaced when they become arthritic and painful. Artificial joints do not function as well as normal joints, but do perform better than painful/arthritic joints. Range of motion and strenght are typically improved with joint replacement surgery, which leads to better function. Artificial joints will all eventually wear out and there are some limitations with there use. ...Read more

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Can you be a? Firefighter if you have? An artificial joint?

Can you be a? Firefighter if you have? An artificial joint?

Sure: This should not lead to problems as long as you are able to pass the rigorous physical fitness testing that they are required to undergo. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is joint replacement with an artificial joint?

What sort of problem is joint replacement with an artificial joint?

Whiich joint?: Which joint disc hip shoulder knee elbow wrist ankle finger pipj mcp. ...Read more

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Is it possible? To? Replace an injured AC shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

No need: If the problem is painful arthritis, the joint can be safely removed, called a distal clavicle resection. If the joint is unstable because of injured cc ligaments, the ligaments can be reconstructed. ...Read more

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How big a surgery is replacing an? Ankle joint with an artificial joint?

How big a surgery is replacing an? Ankle joint with an artificial joint?

Only experienced md: If it's your surgery, any surgery should be taken seriously. Ankle replacement like most surgeries can very in complexity based on patient factors (size, health, previous surgeries). It should be performed by an experienced surgeon, in this case that usually means a fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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My hips and kness get sore everyday when I walk. Would getting artificial joint replacement be good?

My hips and kness get sore everyday when I walk. Would getting artificial joint replacement be good?

Other options: There are many other non-operative options for the pain such as oral medicines, bracing, exercises and injections. However the specific cause of the pain needs to be determined before a specific treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes: Alternatives to total knee replacement include partial knee repalcement and osteotomy. Partial knee replacement is done if the arthritis is confined to only one part of the knee. Osteotomy is done if there is an angular deformity contributing to overloading of one side of the joint. ...Read more

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Are there any other total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Several choices: Depending on the wear status of the knee, unicompartmental replacement may be an option. Osteotomy (realignment) of the leg may also be an option. As for total knee replacements, there are custom cutting guides, custom implants, and computer navigation options, but none have been shown to be superior to traditional tka performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes: Depending on the nature of the condition, there are several options. Cartilage repair surgery continues to develop for early knee damage. For more significant involvement of 1 side or compartment of the knee, a partial knee replacement may relieve pain and restore function. If the knee has severe damage, a total knee replacement is indicated. ...Read more

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I have had two neck surgeries in 3 years - fusion c4-5, artificial joint (c2-3) and and cage/hip graft c5-6. Last 24 hours, severe quad twitch/spasm?

I have had two neck surgeries in 3 years - fusion c4-5, artificial joint (c2-3) and and cage/hip graft c5-6. Last 24 hours, severe quad twitch/spasm?

Hard to say: Multiple potential causes of pain and spasm in your "quad". Presumably you mean in your quadriceps, which is in your leg? Usually would be related to the area itself, or a referred or radicular pain which could potentially be related to the back. As high as 20 percent of patients with neck problems can develop similar problems in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more