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What are the advantages of artificial joint replacment surgeries?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain relief

Joints are typically replaced when they become arthritic and painful.
Artificial joints do not function as well as normal joints, but do perform better than painful/arthritic joints. Range of motion and strenght are typically improved with joint replacement surgery, which leads to better function. Artificial joints will all eventually wear out and there are some limitations with there use.

In brief: Pain relief

Joints are typically replaced when they become arthritic and painful.
Artificial joints do not function as well as normal joints, but do perform better than painful/arthritic joints. Range of motion and strenght are typically improved with joint replacement surgery, which leads to better function. Artificial joints will all eventually wear out and there are some limitations with there use.
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