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What is the reason that natural body joints last longer than artificial joints?

What is the reason that natural body joints last longer than artificial joints?

Ability for repair: The difference really comes down to wear. While the native joint has some ability to repair itself, an artificial joint doesn't. How long an artificial joint lasts is determined by many factors, but eventually comes down to plastic wear. Every single step caused wear particles to form and eventually these will cause the knee to fail. Depending on other factors that can take 5-30 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Definition)

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


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Does dysport last longer than botox? I've heard that dysport contains less proteins for the body to react to, and that means it should last longer. Is that right? .

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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Does dysport last longer than botox? I've heard that dysport contains less proteins for the body to react to, and that means it should last longer. Is that right?

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The: The results for Botox or Dysport are different for different patients. But there is no scientific validity to the statement that Dysport should last more than botox. They are both approved by the fda for the same amount of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

Accept who you are: No, there is nothing to make it shorter. Some other people are complaining that their necks are too short and they want to make them longer.The point is that the grass on the other side is always greener. Try to accept the difference--embrace yourself and accept who you are. Your family and friends love you for who you are-does not matter how long your neck is. But what matters is how kind you're. ...Read more

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Is it true that everyone's body cleanses kidneys during the times of 10- 2 am.? No matter what schedule you are on ?

Is it true that everyone's body cleanses kidneys during the times of 10- 2 am.? No matter what schedule you are on ?

Working full time: The glomeruli function as in-line filters to your bloodstream, receiving 22% of the cardiac output. This translates into ~ 1.1 liter of blood being filtered a minute (every minute). This high rate filtration system is overkill for the daily toxin load but serves us well by clearing toxic materials, however small in quantity, very quickly. ...Read more

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Besides our genes is there anything that is causing LDL cholesterol to stay in the blood for an extended period of time?

Besides our genes is there anything that is causing LDL cholesterol to stay in the blood for an extended period of time?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can be a cause of high cholesterol and uncontrolled diabetes and Insulin resistance also contribute to high cholesterol although it is more often high triglycerides and low HDL with dm. ...Read more

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If one of feet is colder than the other, what makes that?

If one of feet is colder than the other, what makes that?

One cold foot.: Is one shoe or boot laced tighter than the other. If not, there could be a circulation issue. ...Read more

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What is a joint supplement that actually works to strengthen joints and even repair joints faster?

What is a joint supplement that actually works to strengthen joints and even repair joints faster?

Prolotherapy and PRP: Regenerative injection treatments include prolotherapy, platelet based procedures (more common is platelet rich plasma--prp) and adult stem cells. These injection procedures are used to stimulate the body's natural healing of damaged tissues and encourage repair. In this video, i explain what is prolotherapy. http://otwithmd.com/what-is-prolotherapy/. ...Read more

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Is cervical spondylosis different from knee arthritis because of the shape of the joints involved? Neck seems to be more bothersome than other joints!

Is cervical spondylosis different from knee arthritis because of the shape of the joints involved? Neck seems to be more bothersome than other joints!

YES!!!: Degenerative disease of the knee compared to the cervical spine is certainly different! the major difference is that nerves traverse the joints in the cervical spine, which can get "pinched" or irritated directly. ...Read more

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The behind the knee of one leg is bigger than the other one. Assymetrical. The knee itself is not swollen. What does that mean? Causes? Is it normal?

The behind the knee of one leg is bigger than the other one. Assymetrical. The knee itself is not swollen. What does that mean? Causes? Is it normal?

Asymmetry: You will probably need to see a physician to get a better answer. In some patients we see Baker's cysts, fat deposits etc etc. We are also born with asymmetrical patterns. Best thing is to obtain a history and physical from your physician and that way she can give you her thoughts. Have a great day. ...Read more

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What is different between natural body or supplemented body ? Does supplement body as it is after leaving gym for forever ?

Supplemented: Probably means you took some potentially harmful and/or unnatural substance and put it into your body in total disregard for your future health. None of those products help you and you have no idea what's in them - but it cant' be good for you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is it true that even after exercise ... Our body still burns calories throughout the day?

Yes: certain type of activities lead to increased caloric burning for longer periods of time , high intensity activities like weightlifting have been shown to increase metabolism for longer amounts of time ...Read more

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Are artificial sugars better for you than natural sugars or is it the other way around?

Are artificial sugars better for you than natural sugars or is it the other way around?

No: Artificial sweeteners are not better for you than natural sugars, even though they may not give you calories. They may have other effects on your metabolism. Studies have shown people who use artificial sweeteners are likely to have larger waist measurements and are more likely to develop Insulin resistance & metabolic syndrome, than those who don't use them. ...Read more

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Which is the best non preservative tear drops brand ? How much time will it take effect in the swollen cornea to make it smooth and normal ?

Which is the best non preservative tear drops brand ? How much time will it take effect in the swollen cornea to make it smooth and normal ?

Most are fine: The basic mix in most tear replacement drops is similar. There is enough difference that many will find one brand that they like the most. Without preservative, there is less risk of toxicity or allergy to the preservative for those who need drops chronically. If the cornea is swollen, that is more of a problem than tears alone can fix. An ophthalmologist should be consulted in that case. ...Read more

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What happens in extreme severe cases where there is too much yeast inside the body ie esophagus,stomach , bloodstream & the body becomes too skinny?

What happens in extreme severe cases where there is too much yeast inside the body ie esophagus,stomach , bloodstream & the body becomes too skinny?

Yeast infections: The scenario you describe sounds like diffuse, systemic fungal infection and this is usually seen in persons who are severely immunocompromised. Yeast in the blood can be life-threatening, yeast in the esophagus and other organs can cause difficulty eating and drinking, malabsorption, weight loss, wasting. It is very serious and requires aggressive treatment of the infection and underlying cause ...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