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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Overview)

An artificial joint is a metal or plastic prosthesis that is used in surgical replacements of a natural joint.


Dr. Bertrand Kaper
110 doctors shared insights

Artificial Joint (Overview)

An artificial joint is a metal or plastic prosthesis that is used in surgical replacements of a natural joint.


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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 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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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