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Dr. Charles Toman
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Joint Replacement Surgery (Overview)

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.


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Where do I go to get a joint replacement surgery done?

Where do I go to get a joint replacement surgery done?

Orthopaedic surgeon: I would see an orthopaedic surgeon who is board certified, specializes in joint replacment and operates at a hospital that does a large volume of joint replacments. A good place to look is www.Aahks.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Toman
72 doctors shared insights

Joint Replacement Surgery (Overview)

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.


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What is the definition or description of: joint replacement surgery?

What is the definition or description of: joint replacement surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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What kind of complications might happen from a joint replacement surgery?

What kind of complications might happen from a joint replacement surgery?

A few common ones:: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, damage to nerves, arteries or veins, dislocation, fracture, failure to improve the pain, need for more surgery, short term loosing of the new parts and long term wearing out of the prosthesis. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

Carefully: Usually, the subscapularis, one of the rotator cuff muscles is detached to enter the shoulder joint. This needs to heal for there to be a working shoulder. Usually, people are protected in a sling for 4 weeks. Only simple exercises are used during this time period. Following this therapy continues for 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Where is a joint replacement surgery usually done? At a hospital?

Joint replacement: It is done in a hospital setting for total hip, knee, and shoulder. Regional anesthesia with blocks are given, sometimes general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See 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


Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Definition)

An artificial joint is a metal or plastic prosthesis that is used in surgical replacements ...Read more