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Is Titanium The Best Material For A Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more
No best: There is no established best implant. There are many implants from a variety of different companies that have shown 95% excellent results lasting for 30 years or more. The question is what implant has your surgeon had the most success with? First, feel comfortable with your surgeon. Then inquire into the implants he uses, and just make sure he isn't using something for the first time on you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THA revision: Speak with your operative hip surgeon and take their recommendation to have revision done by someone well-versed in revision work--it may or may not be the primary surgeon, depending upon surgeon experience in this, as well as operating room specialty equipment and instruments available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a partial hip replacement procedure that only replaces the acetabellum and not the femur head?
Knee replacement: Although we call it a "total" knee replacement, this surgery is actually a "resurfacing" of the end of the femur, the top of the tibia and the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) with metal and plastic components. Although the acl and PCL ligaments are "replaced" in a total knee with a plastic post, the muscles (quads & collateral ligaments (mcl and lcl) are preserved intact with this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood and toxins: During a hip replacement, muscles and tissues aree cut and torn. Toxins are released from the tissues. Blood gets in the area and blood outside vessels, is an irrittant. There are many mediators of the inflammatory response after this extensive tissue injuring surgery that cause pain, swelling and issues. This is with proper surgery. Not being critical of these great surgeons. It is jsut it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the best solution for disc replacement, in case the disc is to damaged and needs to be removed?
Depends: there are multiple ways of dealing with the symptoms of disc failure and wear. Anterior disc removal with fusion or artificial disc are both widely used, and it depends on the details of each patient as what is the best solution. consult an expert in both for a thorough understanding of which solution is most appropriate to your circumstance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: There are multiple types now, most are an alloy which is a combination of more that one metal. Some also have other substances in them as well such as ceramic. You can usually inquire as to the specific things that are in each individual implant if you know the name of the implant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How hard is it to have a metal filling replaced with ceramic material? Is this suggested, or is it best to leave the filling in as is?
Not very hard: Its harder to give a complete answer because of not knowing why you asked as well as the type of material you are talking about. If there is nothing wrong with the filling leave as is. Are you referring to an amalgam or gold inlay? By ceramic are you referring to composite or a porcelain type like a crown that a dental lab makes? If a real large filling, a partial or full ceramic crown is option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Partial Knee: With partial knee replacement, only one of the three knee compartments is replaced (or resurfaced). I have a good comparison of issues with partial versus total knee replacement on my website at the following link: http://www.andrewpearle.com/robotic/robotic-knee-resurfacing.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?
Acetabular osteotomy: There are acetabular osteotomies that reorient the acetabulum but do not actually replace the surface. ...Read more
I need to extract tooth #10 get a bone graft and then an implant. What is the total time for the process?
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