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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

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


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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?

Before joint replacement do you explore other options?

Depends: Depends on extent of arthritic damage on x-rays, and level of functional disability. If arthritis is already severe on x-rays and in terms of function, then proceeding straight away with replacement is sometimes the smartest approach. If arthritis is mild to moderate, then of course replacement should be last option, after arthritis meds, therapy, bracing, and injectable options. ...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?

Finger Implant: Arthritic finger joints can be replaced similar to the hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Since we don't walk on our hands, we don't need to have large metal and plastic joint implants. Silicone and tissue joint replacements can be done for the fingers and thumb. If you are having a lot of hand joint pain, i suggest you see a hand surgeon to get an opinion on your treatment options. ...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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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Definition)

An artificial joint is a metal or plastic prosthesis that is used in surgical replacements ...Read more