Joint replacement. It is done in a hospital setting for total hip, knee, and shoulder. Regional anesthesia with blocks are given, sometimes general anesthesia.
Surgery. Joint replacement requires general anesthesia, it can be done only in hospital by professionals, anesthesiologyst, orthoped and a huge crew behind them.
Orthopedic surgeon. When a joint is damaged beyond the capacity of drugs to relieve the pain or provide function, it then needs replacement. Most common are the knee and hip joints but others have also been replaced. Your orthopedic surgeon can do this for you if you qualify.
Orthopedic surgeon. An orthopedic surgeon is the one not only to "give you a joint replacement surgery", but will discuss at length whether or not you are a candidate for total joint replacement. This is a complex decision which requires input and understanding prior to "taking the plunge".
Orthopaedic surgeon. I would see an orthopaedic surgeon who is board certified, specializes in joint replacment and operates at a hospital that does a large volume of joint replacments. A good place to look is www. Aahks. Org.
Nothing. As long as the granulation tissue is not interfering with the jaw movement or causing discomfort, this may be the resultant healing rather than bone formation.
See surgeon. Potentially serious problem. May signify infection, allergic reaction to implant. Need careful monitoring by surgeon.
Physical therapy. Joint replacement surgery is so specialized and specific to the individual that only a thorough assessment by a physical therapist trained in such rehabilitation qualifies as the proper approach. Your orthopedist should be able to point you in the right direction. This type of therapy takes time and a lot of dedication on the part of the recipient. Good luck.
Gradual therapy. Initially range of motion exercises are simple, such as pendulum movements with the arm dangling. Gradual work in getting the arm elevated using the wall the assist or a pulley system is the next step. Once motion is achieved, the strengthening phase can begin after a few weeks.
PT not always needed. Formal physical therapy is not always needed following shoulder replacement surgery. An article published in the journal of shoulder and elbow surgery illustrated this point: http://www. Jshoulderelbow. Org/article/s1058-2746 (09)00302-4/abstract.
Carefully. Usually, the subscapularis, one of the rotator cuff muscles is detached to enter the shoulder joint. This needs to heal for there to be a working shoulder. Usually, people are protected in a sling for 4 weeks. Only simple exercises are used during this time period. Following this therapy continues for 8-12 weeks.
Infection bleeding. Infection right away or down the road, persistent pain, bleeding, loosening of the joint.
It Depends. Although joint replacement is a very successful and rewarding surgery, there are many complications that may arise. One of the worst of these is infection which can result in the need for hardware removal (temporary or permanent). Others include blood clots, prosthetic loosening, and wear of the polyethylene (plastic) components. Complication rate is affected by your overall health.
A few common ones: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, damage to nerves, arteries or veins, dislocation, fracture, failure to improve the pain, need for more surgery, short term loosing of the new parts and long term wearing out of the prosthesis.
Knee replacements. Any surgery can involve the potential for injury to nerves, blood vessels, , post op infections, blood clots, or failure of the procedure to correct the intended problem. (pain, swelling, loss of motion) Anesthetic complications like stroke, heart attack, death are also possibilities. Although these can all occur, they can be lessened when a patient is in the best prepop condition. And done by e.
Usually. In most states.
Ok. In short the old joint is cut away and new surfaces are placed securly ont the cut surfaces. Som with bone cement and some use bone ingrowth to fix the component, in essence the old is replaced by new. They consist of combinationd of titainium, surgical stainless and plastic (high density polyethylene). Remember done = no going back. Think it over well.
Just answered. Somewhere floats the answer. In essence the old worn joint surfaces are cut away and replace with components held in place by cement or bone ingrowth. They are come in all sizes so the right size for you is inserted. They are made of combinations of titainium, surgical stainless and plastic. Once they are replaced there is no going back, so think it over well before proceeding.
No. Blisters are most likely due to the bandage adhesive causing an allergic reaction.
Can basal joint replacement surgery fail? Having almost as much pain as pre-op. Should I go back to surgeon or does it just take time to heal?
You should be. Having Hand Therapy!! It takes time to heal any surgery and when it comes to joint replacement INTENSIVE HANDY THERAPY (Physical therapy by HAND SPECIALISTS) is needed Hope this helps Dr Z.
Go back. If you are having problems with the results of your surgery beyond the usual expected postoperative soreness, I would definitely recommend that you go back to your surgeon to see what he thinks. He knows the most about your condition and what your surgery involved.
Knee orthopedisurgic. If you need knee surgery then I would see an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the knee.
A specialist. I'd recommend seeking out a fellowship-trained specialist in your area.