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Is titanium the best material for a hip replacement?

Is titanium the best material for a hip replacement?

Yes: Studies of hip replacements over the last 30 years have shown that titanium is one of the best materials to use for patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

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


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What is the best implant for hip replacement?

What is the best implant for hip replacement?

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 more

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Where is the best place to get a hip replacement redone?

Where is the best place to get a hip replacement redone?

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 more

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Is it possible for the titanium screws used in a spinal fusion to break?

Is it possible for the titanium screws used in a spinal fusion to break?

Yes: Screws fail from cylical loading like nending a hanger untilit breaks all metal implants can break in this way a sign of persistant micro motion non fusion usually screw breakage is low energy unnoticed event seen on follow up xrays. ...Read more

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Is there a partial hip replacement procedure that only replaces the acetabellum and not the femur head?

Is there a partial hip replacement procedure that only replaces the acetabellum and not the femur head?

No: Both sides of the joint are almost always worn out and require at least the femoral side replaced, if not both. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

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 more

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Is a patellofemoral replacement the same as a partial knee replacement?

Is a patellofemoral replacement the same as a partial knee replacement?

Hopefully good: Out come, 8-12 weeks after the surgery if every thing went fine you will up about with pain . Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the natural inflammation for when you get a total hip replacement?

What is the natural inflammation for when you get a total hip replacement?

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 more

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Which is the best solution for disc replacement, in case the disc is to damaged and needs to be removed?

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 more

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Which type of metal is used for hip replacements?

Which type of metal is used for hip replacements?

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 more

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Is a hip hemi arthroplasty the same thing as a total hip replacement?

Is a hip hemi arthroplasty the same thing as a total hip replacement?

No: A hip hemiarthroplasty does not include lining the socket with metal and a new bearing. It only replaces the femoral head. A total hip does both. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a chipped bone in theshin?

What is the treatment for a chipped bone in theshin?

Immobiliation.: Depending on the extent of the injury. You may need surgery or you may need to be placed in a cast, splint, or a brace. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is the best topical ointment to use for scarring after a total knee replacement?

What is the best topical ointment to use for scarring after a total knee replacement?

Another option: I am not directly responding to your question. But I wanted to bring up option of acupuncture to reduce scar. ...Read more

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What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

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 more

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What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?

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

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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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I need to extract tooth #10 get a bone graft and then an implant. What is the total time for the process?

6-12 months: Bonegrafting after extraction: 3-6 months of healing. Dental implant: 3-6 months of healing. So, depending on who you go to, the total time for the process is 6-12 months if dental implants are not immediately placed at time of extraction. ...Read more

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After a bilateral orxhiopexy how long does it take for the body to replace the sutures with a natural anchor for the testicles?

After a bilateral orxhiopexy how long does it take for the body to replace the sutures with a natural anchor for the testicles?

It depends: It depends on the type of suture used by your surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will use what is known as "non-absorbable" suture to perform the orchiopexy, and these are basically permanent. I would ask your surgeon. ...Read more