What sort of problem is joint replacement with an artificial joint?

Whiich joint? Which joint disc hip shoulder knee elbow wrist ankle finger pipj mcp.
Let me explain. Joint replacements done when your joint wear out and start to be painful it is very t hard ambulate with it. The joint replacements to cap the joint with metal and polyethylene. There are two main complication.1-from the surgery itself.2-from wear and tear. Artificial joints like any thing artificial , follow the law of wear and tear? In general they have good result.

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My hips and kness get sore everyday when I walk. Would getting artificial joint replacement be good?

Other options. There are many other non-operative options for the pain such as oral medicines, bracing, exercises and injections. However the specific cause of the pain needs to be determined before a specific treatment can be recommended. Read more...

Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes. If the arthritis is bone on bone, yet limited to the medial or lateral compartment of the knee only, either an osteotomy, or a partial knee replacment may be indicated. Read more...
Yes. If the arthritis is limited to the patello-femoral joint, in selected cases a patello-femoral replacement can be considered. Read more...
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 more...
Biologic Knee Joint. It is possible to replace the meniscus cartilage and perform a stem cell paste graft for many patients who have been told they need a knee replacement. This is called a biologic knee replacement. Read more...
Yes. There are non operative treatments such as medications and injections. There are also other operative treatments such as realignment of the knee and partial knee replacement. Read more...

Are there any other total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes there was. In an analysis of thirty-seven arthroplasties of the knee, there were eleven good results (30 per cent.), eight fair results (22 per cent.), and eighteen failures (48 per cent.).Journal bone and joint surgery. We used it very rarely. Read more...
Yes. Total knee replacement (tka) surgery is indicated for severe arthritis of the knee that has failed to respond to conservative care. Non-operative options exist such as physical therapy, bracing, injections of cortisone or "visco-supplementation" with medications such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or supartz. Robotic assisted partial knee replacement would be considered an alternative to traditional tka surgery. Read more...
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 more...

Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Possibly. In a 34 year no orthopedist would want to do a knee replacement. Taking age out of the equation, if the joint is end-stage, options are osteotomy and partial knee replacement. Read more...
Yes. There are new advances in all joint replacement surgery. This includes minimally invasive surgery, computer assisted surgery, custom knee cutting blocks, and implants that have much greater longevity. The future is now, and it looks bright! Read more...
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 more...

Could artificial facet joint replacement technology be used for the cervical spine?

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?

No. We do not know, how to grow new cartilage in arthritic joints. While surgery is the last resort for a painful arthritic joint, it can be very effective in reducing pain. Good luck with your next joint replacement. Read more...
Yes. Actually cartilsage can be grown in the lab and can be used to replace the cartilage lost naturally from joints. It can be harvested from your natural cartilage and grown in tissue culture then replanted into the joint. Read more...

What is total joint replacement? Is it painful?

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...

How long is recovery after a full joint replacement?

4-6 months. If you work hard after shoulder replacement surgery you should get back most of you motion, have excellent pain relief and get most of your function back, which is the ability to perform activities of daily living. Read more...

Before joint replacement do you explore other options?

Yes. Joint replacement surgery is not an easy affair. Talking to an orthopedic surgeon about strategies to avoid it is a smart option. Surgery is the last place to start. 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 more...