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Can you have successful surgery for arthritis?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on where

Common arthritis surgeries involve knee, hip, shoulder replacement.
This is typically due to osteoarthritis, which tends to affect large weight-bearing bones. Small joint surgical options are more limited and should be discussed with a hand or foot-and-ankle specialist. Success depends on many factors, including your expectations.

In brief: Depends on where

Common arthritis surgeries involve knee, hip, shoulder replacement.
This is typically due to osteoarthritis, which tends to affect large weight-bearing bones. Small joint surgical options are more limited and should be discussed with a hand or foot-and-ankle specialist. Success depends on many factors, including your expectations.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Arthritis

That depends on where the surgery is done.
Hips and knees are the most successful

In brief: Arthritis

That depends on where the surgery is done.
Hips and knees are the most successful
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes surgery can be successful for arthritis.
The most common joint replacements are knees and hips.

In brief: Yes

Yes surgery can be successful for arthritis.
The most common joint replacements are knees and hips.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but not every 1.

...Is successful.
Hips ; knees r the most common.1 must b informed of pro/con of the procedure ; make an informed consent. Usually a patient is deemed a candidate, but it is up 2 the patient 2 decide when ; if they want it done. The success rates r high ; have have proven success over decades of such surgery.

In brief: Yes but not every 1.

...Is successful.
Hips ; knees r the most common.1 must b informed of pro/con of the procedure ; make an informed consent. Usually a patient is deemed a candidate, but it is up 2 the patient 2 decide when ; if they want it done. The success rates r high ; have have proven success over decades of such surgery.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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