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Titanium knee joint replacement possible?

Titanium knee joint replacement possible?

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 more

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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


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Is?Knee joint replacement?Covered?By work comp?

Is?Knee joint replacement?Covered?By work comp?

Depends: There is no absolute answer. Worker's compensation will cover a knee replacement if the knee was injured on the job or caused by the job. Workers compensation experts will determine if the knee injury was a chronic problem or if it was caused by the occupation or workplace. ...Read more

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Does knee joint replacement qualify for workmans comp?

Does knee joint replacement qualify for workmans comp?

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

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What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

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

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How effective is knee joint replacement surgory?

How effective is knee joint replacement surgory?

Excellent: Tka can last up to 30 years or longer. Lifespan of the joint is related to weight, bone quality, soft tissue quality, infection, fracture, dislocation, or loosening. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It depends: It depends on the hospital---medicare just released what the average charges were for various procedures at all hospitals in the us. You can go online to view this. ...Read more

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Where can I get knee joint replacement surgery?

A specialist: I'd recommend seeking out a fellowship-trained specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Will medicare cover a knee joint replacement surgury?

Will medicare cover a  knee joint replacement surgury?

Yes.: If deemed medically necessary, yes. Joint replacement surgewry is almost always considered elective. ...Read more

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I want to know about knee joint replacement surgory at 75 if athletic?

I want to know about knee joint replacement surgory at 75 if athletic?

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 more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface ...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