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How are total and partial hip replacement different?

How are total and partial hip replacement different?

As the name indica -: Tes, in total hr, both the socket and ball parts of the hip joints are replaced; while in partial hr, only the ball part is replaced (and not the socket). The thr is done for the arthritis mainly while partial hr is mainly done for the fractures of the hip. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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


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How likely is going from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

How likely is going from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

Depends: A properly done partial knee replacement on the correct patient can last 20 or more years. When the plastic wears down, you can replace just the plastic or if the other compartment has worn down, you may need to replace the partial with a total knee. I recommend you look into makoplasty partial knee replacement. You can see the surgery on my website at www.Roboticknee md.Com. ...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 are the chances of going from needing a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

What are the chances of going from needing a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

It depends: Typically, only approximately 10% of patients with knee arthritis will qualify for a partial knee replacement based on strict criteria. However, depending on what your symptoms are, expectations, and most importantly discussions with your surgeon, the threshold to going from a partial knee replacement and ending up with a full knee replacement may change. ...Read more

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Partial knee replacement vs total - how does a doctor choose?

Partial knee replacement vs total - how does a doctor choose?

Exam and xray: Patients that have one of their three knee compartments worn down with little to no space on x-ray are candidates by x-ray. Then on exam, the patients should have pain and tenderness in the compartment worn down on the x-ray and should not have pain in the compartments that are not worn down. This is how we choose a partial knee replacement patient. Total knee patients have wear and pain all over. ...Read more

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Does partial tear of ACL require surgery for long term relief?

Does partial tear of ACL require surgery for long term relief?

Depends on: degree of tear, degree of your impairment from the injury, your level of activity, propensity for re-injury, your occupation, etc. If you currently have swelling and are unable to bear weight, it sounds like a serious injury. ...Read more

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What i the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

What i the difference in a total vs a partial hip replacement?

THA vs partial: Total hip replaces both the femoral and acetabular sides with specific-sized implants. A partial hip typically replaces only a part of it, or may refer to resurfacing procedures. ...Read more

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What are the chances of the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

What are the chances of  the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

Uncommon, age: If the partial knee replacement is performed correctly, one should expect it to last for many years. At the age of 38, you still need to avoid running for excercise, just as for a full knee replacement. If indicated, much better option for you at your very young age. ...Read more

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Does a partial labral tear (posterior hip) require surgery?

Does a partial labral tear (posterior hip) require surgery?

Possibly.: If you are having symptoms and you have not responded to conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling. ...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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Question for total knee replacement-is inpatient rehab necessary?

Question for total knee replacement-is inpatient rehab necessary?

Not necessarily: After a total knee replacement, you will definitely need physical therapy. The setting will depend on your general health and other medical co-morbidities. The different settings could include home with outpatient therapy, home with home health therapy, at a skilled nursing facility, or at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Your doctors will help determine the most appropriate rehab setting. ...Read more

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Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery imporant?

Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery  imporant?

Very important: Therapy is important after knee replacement in order to regain all of your range of motion and in order to work on strengthening the knee so that you can have a normal gait (walk normally without a limp.). ...Read more

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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program. ...Read more

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Can a menisectomy, extruded meniscus stage 3 osteoarthritis lead to an earlier total knee replacement?

Can a menisectomy, extruded meniscus stage 3 osteoarthritis lead to an earlier total knee replacement?

Yes: If you have stage 3 oa, you have lost much of the cartilage on that side of the knee. If the rest of the knee is normal, there are options such as osteotomy or partial knee replacement that can work well if medical treatments or injections do not keep you comfortable. ...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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When is a total knee replacement needed?

When is a total knee replacement needed?

Total knee needed: The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs. When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain. ...Read more

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What is treatment for full thickness cartilage tear in knee?

Physical therapy: First line treatment is conservative - physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds. Sometimes a brace will help. Steroid injections into the knee also can help. Lastly, arthroscopic surgery is indicated if conservative treatment has failed. ...Read more

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What is normal recovery after having a partial knee replacement?

What is normal recovery after having a partial knee replacement?

Hopefully quick: Partial knee replacements tend to progress at a much faster rate than a total. Often times, within one-two weeks, you should be getting around quite well without much pain. ...Read more

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