Should Hip and Knee Prosthetics Come with a Warranty?

Lately, there have been several articles questioning if hip and knee prosthetics should come with warranties.  Considering the current, worldwide repercussions from failing metal on metal hip replacements and modular neck hip replacements, it’s no wonder manufacturers are being called upon to make good.

How Durable Are Hip and Knee Replacement Prosthetics?

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Historically, hip and knee replacement surgery was performed to treat severe arthritis in those aged 65 and older. The common belief was that a prosthetic joint usually would last for 10 years, then wear out or loosen requiring more surgery.

Regional or General Anesthesia: Which is Preferred for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery?

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One of the preoperative decisions prior to hip or knee replacement surgery is what type of anesthesia will be administered. Before your surgery is scheduled, your anesthesiologist will review your past medical history, give you an exam and then discuss the type of anesthesia recommended for you.

Medical Tourism: at What Cost? Having Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery Outside the U.S.

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Several recent news articles have included interviews with patients…

Postoperative Care: What to Expect after Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

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Much of the content on my blog explores the signs and causes…

Cirugía mínimamente invasiva

La cirugía mínimamente invasiva (CMI) ha sido un tema caliente…

Managing Post-Operative Pain

At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we have found that post-operative…

Top 20 Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon Prior to Surgery

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- On my medical blog, I have discussed many topics surrounding…

Top Five "Need-to-Knows" about Hip Replacement Surgery

The latest statistics gathered by the Centers for Disease Control…

Top Six Questions to Determine Serious Knee Pain or Need for Knee Surgery

--- Knee pain is a widespread complaint affecting people of…

How to Minimize Risks Prior to Joint Replacement Surgery

Determining potential risk factors for each patient prior to…

Blood Transfusions During Surgery

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Some of the most common questions that our patients have prior…