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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?

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

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Arthroplasty (Definition)

Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) ...Read more


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Will have cmc arthroplasty soon,what am l to expect in recovery?

Will have cmc arthroplasty soon,what am l to expect in recovery?

Short term pain: Obviously you need the surgery to improve your quality of life, and help. Be prepared for several day of moderate to severe pain that may be treated with pain medications. After 2-3 weeks you may still notice mild pains but should completely resolve over 2-3 months. In the end, the goal is to be better off after surgery than you are now. Hang in there!! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs an arthroplasty?

What kind of doctor performs an arthroplasty?

Orthopaedic surgeons: Arthroplasty surgery refers to replacement of a joint, typically performed by orthopedic surgeons. Arthroplasty surgery is available for most joints in the human body - including shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist, fingers, ankles, toes, and even in the spine. ...Read more

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How will the rest of my body be affected by arthroplasty of hip?

How will the rest of my body be affected by arthroplasty of hip?

Hard to Say: If you are looking for alternative to surgery, you may be candidate for stem cell therapy. This may at least give you several years of relief before hip replacement may be an option. The issue at your age is that joint replacement surgery has a shelf like of about 10 years if you are relatively inactive. If you are active the joint spacer will wear out requiring a new hip replacement again. ...Read more

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Can arthroplasty implants become loose? Is it possible that my arthroplasty implant will loosen? If so, what happens? .

Can arthroplasty implants become loose? Is it possible that my arthroplasty implant will loosen? If so, what happens?

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Yes: Loosening is one of the most common problems after a joint is replaced. Certain joints are glued in. The cement can break with time. Other implants rely on bone growing into the metal to support it and some people can not do this effectively. Signs of loosening are increasing pain on using the jointandswellig. X-rays can show loosening when compared to the original x-ray. Bone scan are helpful. ...Read more

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What is a ?Knee arthroplasty?

What is a ?Knee arthroplasty?

Knee replacement: Total knee replacement they replace the end of femur (thigh) and top end of leg bone (tibia) with a metal joint. Quite effective for chronic knee pain that is severe and you are not able to bear weight. New joint may last for 15-25 years. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a knee arthroplasty?

What kind of complications might happen from a knee arthroplasty?

Many Possible: There are quite a few possible complication from a knee arthroplasty. This is best discussed with your surgeon. But in general, for the right patient, it is a good procedure. ...Read more

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What is a disc arthroplasty?

What is a disc arthroplasty?

A disc replacement: Certain individuals with lumbar or cervical disc disease can qualify for a disc replacement. Somewhat similar to hip and knee replacements done today. The purpose of this procedure is to maintain motion at the level with the disc pathology. This helps to prevent further degeneration of the disc that are adjacent to the level operated on in the future. ...Read more

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Looking for arthroplasty advice pro and con?

Pro-: Joint replacement or arthroplasty, when performed correctly with the proper indications, is a true success story in that it can return patients to many of their previous activities. There are some risks which should be reviewed with your board-certified orthopaedic surgeon prior to proceeding with the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arthroplasty?

Joint replacement: Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) or not functioning properly. ...Read more

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