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What Sort Of Problem Is Joint Replacement With An Artificial Joint
Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?
Yes: Alternatives to total knee replacement include partial knee repalcement and osteotomy. Partial knee replacement is done if the arthritis is confined to only one part of the knee. Osteotomy is done if there is an angular deformity contributing to overloading of one side of the joint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hips and kness get sore everyday when i walk. Would getting artificial joint replacement be good?
Are there any other total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?
Several choices: Depending on the wear status of the knee, unicompartmental replacement may be an option. Osteotomy (realignment) of the leg may also be an option. As for total knee replacements, there are custom cutting guides, custom implants, and computer navigation options, but none have been shown to be superior to traditional tka performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?
Yes: Depending on the nature of the condition, there are several options. Cartilage repair surgery continues to develop for early knee damage. For more significant involvement of 1 side or compartment of the knee, a partial knee replacement may relieve pain and restore function. If the knee has severe damage, a total knee replacement is indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good idea.: This may be possible in the future. I do not know of any technology such as this that we have access to currently. Artificial discs are being used in the spine, but so far, no replacement for the actual facet joints. ...Read more
I am 59 yrs old getting my 3rd joint replacement. I have had a shoulder, a hip& I am soon replacing my other shoulder. Is there artificial cartilage?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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