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Silicone 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 ...Read more
No: Joint replacements sometimes make sounds, but should not be pain. See the surgeon who put it in. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not commonly done : These are not commonly performed because the history of finger joints has not be so good. They dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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