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Knee Joint Replacement
Yes: Most knee replacements are made of cobalt alloys because they are harder. The titanium is generally too soft to work as a knee surface. There is, however, one total knee replacement made of titanium where they have hardened the end of the titanium (making it a ceramic compound). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Sometimes: It really depends on whether there was a specific injury that caused the knee arthritis or flareup of underlying arthritis. In most cases, it isn't a great idea to claim a knee replacement needs to be done under the workers compensation carrier and place that kind of burden on your employer. That's is what medical insurance is for. ...Read more
Varies: Varies from person to person and surgeon to surgeon, but in general patients are through most of there soreness over 10-14 days and doing well at 8-12 weeks. Sometimes sooner, sometimes longer. ...Read more
I have osteoporosis , male, 60 yrs.Old .No medical imsurance need to be operated for a knee joint replacement how much will it cost me?
Expectations: Your expectations need to be appropriate. It's not a bionic knee. Nothing will be better than a healthy normal knee. Knee replacement will help remove pain and allow you to get back to many of the activities you no longer are able to do. Exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery. Please see an orthopedic surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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