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What is an artificial joint made from?

What is an artificial joint made from?

Artificial joints: Typically they are made from surgical steel and a special plastic but sometimes parts are also made of ceramic. ...Read more

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Definition)

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


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What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

Replacement: An "artificial" joint is one that is man-made and surgically replaces someone's own joint. ...Read more

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What are the top reasons for getting artificial joint?

What are the top reasons for getting artificial joint?

Pain: Pain is the most common reason. Deformity of the joint is second. ...Read more

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Can an artificial joint manifest a reaction or symptoms?

Yes?: Artificial joints only act as resurfacings for arthritic joints. Therefore, ligaments, muscles, and nerve endings are preserved. So, if the joint is irritated, unstable, or inflammed then the usual response of pain and swelling ensues. So, an artificial joint can become symptomatic like any native joint. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Artificial joint?

What is the definition or description of: Artificial joint?

Joint replacement: 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 a total knee replacement. ...Read more

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Can you be a? Firefighter if you have? An artificial joint?

Can you be a? Firefighter if you have? An artificial joint?

Sure: This should not lead to problems as long as you are able to pass the rigorous physical fitness testing that they are required to undergo. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of artificial joint replacment surgeries?

What are the advantages of artificial joint replacment surgeries?

Pain relief: Joints are typically replaced when they become arthritic and painful. Artificial joints do not function as well as normal joints, but do perform better than painful/arthritic joints. Range of motion and strenght are typically improved with joint replacement surgery, which leads to better function. Artificial joints will all eventually wear out and there are some limitations with there use. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is joint replacement with an artificial joint?

What sort of problem is joint replacement with an artificial joint?

Whiich joint?: Which joint disc hip shoulder knee elbow wrist ankle finger pipj mcp. ...Read more

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Is it possible? To? Replace an injured AC shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

No need: If the problem is painful arthritis, the joint can be safely removed, called a distal clavicle resection. If the joint is unstable because of injured cc ligaments, the ligaments can be reconstructed. ...Read more

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How big a surgery is replacing an? Ankle joint with an artificial joint?

How big a surgery is replacing an? Ankle joint with an artificial joint?

Only experienced md: If it's your surgery, any surgery should be taken seriously. Ankle replacement like most surgeries can very in complexity based on patient factors (size, health, previous surgeries). It should be performed by an experienced surgeon, in this case that usually means a fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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My hips and kness get sore everyday when I walk. Would getting artificial joint replacement be good?

My hips and kness get sore everyday when I walk. Would getting artificial joint replacement be good?

Other options: There are many other non-operative options for the pain such as oral medicines, bracing, exercises and injections. However the specific cause of the pain needs to be determined before a specific treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes: Alternatives to total knee replacement include partial knee repalcement and osteotomy. Partial knee replacement is done if the arthritis is confined to only one part of the knee. Osteotomy is done if there is an angular deformity contributing to overloading of one side of the joint. ...Read more

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Are there any other total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Several choices: Depending on the wear status of the knee, unicompartmental replacement may be an option. Osteotomy (realignment) of the leg may also be an option. As for total knee replacements, there are custom cutting guides, custom implants, and computer navigation options, but none have been shown to be superior to traditional tka performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes: Depending on the nature of the condition, there are several options. Cartilage repair surgery continues to develop for early knee damage. For more significant involvement of 1 side or compartment of the knee, a partial knee replacement may relieve pain and restore function. If the knee has severe damage, a total knee replacement is indicated. ...Read more

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I have had two neck surgeries in 3 years - fusion c4-5, artificial joint (c2-3) and and cage/hip graft c5-6. Last 24 hours, severe quad twitch/spasm?

I have had two neck surgeries in 3 years - fusion c4-5, artificial joint (c2-3) and and cage/hip graft c5-6. Last 24 hours, severe quad twitch/spasm?

Hard to say: Multiple potential causes of pain and spasm in your "quad". Presumably you mean in your quadriceps, which is in your leg? Usually would be related to the area itself, or a referred or radicular pain which could potentially be related to the back. As high as 20 percent of patients with neck problems can develop similar problems in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I am 59 yrs old getting my 3rd joint replacement. I have had a shoulder, a hip& I am soon replacing my other shoulder. Is there artificial cartilage?

I am 59 yrs old getting my 3rd joint replacement. I have had a shoulder, a hip& I am soon replacing my other shoulder. Is there artificial cartilage?

Yes: Actually cartilsage can be grown in the lab and can be used to replace the cartilage lost naturally from joints. It can be harvested from your natural cartilage and grown in tissue culture then replanted into the joint. ...Read more

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Could artificial facet joint replacement technology be used for the cervical spine?

Could artificial facet joint replacement technology be used for the cervical spine?

Good idea.: This may be possible in the future. I do not know of any technology such as this that we have access to currently. Artificial discs are being used in the spine, but so far, no replacement for the actual facet joints. ...Read more

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What is total joint replacement? Is it painful?

What is total joint replacement? Is it painful?

They are painful.: A joint replacement is a surgery in which the damaged joint surfaces are replaced. They vary from one joint to another, but all are used to reduce pain and improve function of the joint. They do hurt, nut we now have ways to make the patient comfortable. Please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after a full joint replacement?

How long is recovery after a full joint replacement?

4-6 months: If you work hard after shoulder replacement surgery you should get back most of you motion, have excellent pain relief and get most of your function back, which is the ability to perform activities of daily living. ...Read more

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Before joint replacement do you explore other options?

Yes: Joint replacement surgery is not an easy affair. Talking to an orthopedic surgeon about strategies to avoid it is a smart option. Surgery is the last place to start. ...Read more

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Will doctors perform joint replacement?

Will doctors perform joint replacement?

Yes: Most joint replacements are performed by orthopedic surgeons. Go to one who specialize in you joint problem. ...Read more

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What is finger joint replacement?

What is finger joint replacement?

As it sounds: There are joints in the hand that have joint replacements available. In this procedure, the diseased joint is respected and replaced with a mechanical one with the goal of reducing pain and improving function. ...Read more

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Which kind of activities will not damage my prosthesis or total joint replacement?

Low impact: A joint replacement of the hip or knee can withstand normal day to day activities. High impact activities such as running or jumping will lead to increased wear and potentially premature failure of the prosthesis. Keep your muscles healthy and conditioned via a regular program of low impact activities such as walking, swimming, biking is recommended. ...Read more

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Can joint replacement be done on fingers?

Can joint replacement be done on fingers?

Finger joint pain: Finger joints such s the mcp (big knuckle) the pip (next joint down can be replaced though commonly for the pip joint border digints are arthrodesed or fused. Distal joint (near the nail) are more communal fused as well.
The thumb joint at the base typically has some form or excisional joint arthroplasty or a fusion depening upon several factors. ...Read 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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Has any one done a toe joint replacement?

Has any one done a toe joint replacement?

Yes: It is usually done for chronic joint pain or loss of funtion of the joint, or severe joint injury. ...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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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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Could successful joint replacement be done on the small finger?

Could successful joint replacement be done on the small finger?

Not commonly done: These are not commonly performed because the history of finger joints has not be so good. They don't last long and they loosen out of the bone and the tendons pull the fingers off to the side over time. Probably not the choice most orthopaedic surgeons would choose for themselves except in a few circumstances. Fusion of a painful arthritic finger joint is probably the better option. ...Read 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