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Total Elbow Arthroplasty
I have had 4 radial head implants 5th one soon only last less then a year. Im only 30 would it be a better choice to do a total elbow replacement?
Not necessarily: It depends on the full nature of your problem. There are two joints in the elbow; the ulna-humeral and the radial-capitellar; a total elbow replaces all those where a radial head implant replaces only one part of the radial-capitellar joint. Why have you had so many failures? The answer to that question would guide the surgical decision making. ...Read more
Any new procedures for medial knee pain, without a total arthroplasty or the supartz injections? I have taken all injections.
MAKOplasty: I have performed over 560 makoplasty procedures and it is very very safe . It is superior to all other techniques for precise installation of partial knee replacements. When performed by an experienced makoplasty surgeon, it allows us to balance the tension of your ligaments within a millimeter and make the implants track centrally so they last decades. Mine all go home the same day, little pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable recovery: Recovery from a hip replacement surgery will vary patient to patient. We routinely perform the direct anterior total hip replacement and it is not unusual for the patients to be up and walking within several days with minimal pain. "Total" recovery can vary between 6 weeks and 6 months depending on circumstances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About an hour: In my practice the actual surgery takes approx 62 minutes for a man and 54 min for a woman of average weight and height without excessive deformity etc. The anesthesia and prepping and draping generally takes 40 minutes so total time in operating room about 1 hr and 40 minutes. It varies from surgeon to surgeon. I do over 500/yr. Find someone u like, who performs procedure regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
vague: So not sure where this question is coming from...However alignment in knee replacement has stayed fairly constant over time. Goal of the knee replacement is to provide a stable knee, a knee that recreates the anatomic joint line, and of course is technically straight so that the load is shared equally. Most of what has changed in this surgery deals with the prosthetic designs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: Contributors to outcomes following joint replacement include patient and surgeon factors. While a technically well performed replacement will help the eventual outcome, the patient controls most of the factors; such as preoperative fitness, range of motion, and postoperative drive to rehabilitate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteoarthritis: The most common indication for a total knee replacement is osteoarthritis (oa). Oa is generally referred to as the "wear and tear" type of arthritis that becomes more common as our bodies age. Other types of arthritis that can lead to the need for knee replacement could include: rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis- as a result of previous injury to the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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