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What are the advantages of using artificial joints over transplants?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Immune system

Transplants from other people will invariably trigger rejection reaction on the part of the recipient due to difference in the antigen make up between the donor and the recipient.
Artificial joints are made out of metal and contain no protein and hence no antigen stimulation will occur. This doesn't necessitate life long immunosuppression as in transplant surgeries.

In brief: Immune system

Transplants from other people will invariably trigger rejection reaction on the part of the recipient due to difference in the antigen make up between the donor and the recipient.
Artificial joints are made out of metal and contain no protein and hence no antigen stimulation will occur. This doesn't necessitate life long immunosuppression as in transplant surgeries.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Better

Replacement is not subject to rejection and needs no ingrowth of blood.
Usually done for arthritis degen or traumatic. Transplants are done only in special cases such as after a large joint is excised widely for tumors. The gap is way to great 4 a replacemnt.

In brief: Better

Replacement is not subject to rejection and needs no ingrowth of blood.
Usually done for arthritis degen or traumatic. Transplants are done only in special cases such as after a large joint is excised widely for tumors. The gap is way to great 4 a replacemnt.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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